Validation of the burns itch questionnaire

N E Van Loey, H W Hofland, H Hendrickx, J Van de Steenoven, A Boekelaar, M K Nieuwenhuis

Onderzoeksoutput: ArticleAcademicpeer review


Itch (pruritus) is a common multidimensional complaint after burn that can persist for months to years. A questionnaire able to investigate itch and its consequences is imperative for clinical and research purposes. The current study investigated the factor structure, internal consistency and construct validity of the Burns Itch Questionnaire (BIQ), a questionnaire particularly focusing on itch in the burns population. The BIQ was completed by 195 respondents at 3 months after burn. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was performed to investigate the factor structure. EFA showed the BIQ comprised three latent factors: itch severity, sleep interference and daily life interference. This was re-evaluated in a confirmatory factor analysis that yielded good fit indices after removing two items. The three subscales showed to have high internal consistency (.89) and were able to distinguish between patients with severe and less severe complaints. In conclusion, the BIQ showed to be useful in persons suffering from itch following burns.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)526-534
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftBurns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - mei 2016


  • brandwonden
  • jeuk
  • vragenlijsten
  • reproduceerbaarheid van de resultaten
  • kwaliteit van leven


Duik in de onderzoeksthema's van 'Validation of the burns itch questionnaire'. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Citeer dit