The Interoception Sensory Questionnaire (ISQ): a scale to measure interoceptive challenges in adults

Fiene, L. and Ireland, M. J. and Brownlow, C. (2018) The Interoception Sensory Questionnaire (ISQ): a scale to measure interoceptive challenges in adults. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. ISSN 0162-3257

Abstract

Increasing attention is being paid to how adults on the autism spectrum perceive and interpret the interoceptive sense. This 20-item Interoception Sensory Questionnaire represents a single factor scale that can be interpreted as representing confusion about interoceptive bodily states unless these states are extreme (Alexisomia), and has been designed to discriminate across populations (total sample 511 participants). Findings showed that 74% of adults with autism reported interoceptive confusion. Another finding of the study was that as autistic traits increased, interoceptive confusion increased, with adults with diagnosed autism scoring highest on the construct. Implications for physiological self-regulation as well as physical health outcomes are discussed, as well as recommendations for future research.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Online 10 May 2018. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst Version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 06:04
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 00:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism; Asperger’s syndrome; Interoception; alexisomia; hunger; thirst; pain; temperature; sensory perception
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s10803-018-3600-3
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34140

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