How Does Bracing Make You Feel?

Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire

Welcome to the Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire (BSSQ-Brace). These questions are about how you feel while wearing your scoliosis brace. Please read this questionnaire carefully and answer truthfully. Your results will be shown on the next page.

1. I feel uncomfortable by the appearance of my body in the brace.

2. It is hard for me to be open with my brace.

3. I feel uncomfortable in situations where other people can see my brace.

4. I don’t feel embarrassed when people see my brace.

5. I avoid body contact so that no-one knows that I wear a brace.

6. When deciding what kind of clothes to wear or how to wear my hair, I try to make sure my brace is hidden.

7. I don’t feel embarrassed to show my brace to people close to me (parents, friends and schoolfriends).

8. Because of my brace I avoid activities/hobbies, which otherwise I love to do.

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Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire

Welcome to the Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire (BSSQ-Brace). These questions are about how you feel while wearing your scoliosis brace. Please read this questionnaire carefully and answer truthfully. Your results will be shown on the next page.

1. I feel uncomfortable by the appearance of my body in the brace.

2. It is hard for me to be open with my brace.

3. I feel uncomfortable in situations where other people can see my brace.

4. I don’t feel embarrassed when people see my brace.

5. I avoid body contact so that no-one knows that I wear a brace.

6. When deciding what kind of clothes to wear or how to wear my hair, I try to make sure my brace is hidden.

7. I don’t feel embarrassed to show my brace to people close to me (parents, friends and schoolfriends).

8. Because of my brace I avoid activities/hobbies, which otherwise I love to do.

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