Nijmegen questionnaire

The Nijmegen questionnaire is used to screen patients with dysfunctional breathing such as hyperventilation syndrome.

There are 16 items (related to symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome) to be answered on a 5-point scale ranging from ‘never’ (0) to ‘very often’ (4). A total score of more than 23 out of 64 points suggests significant hyperventilation. 

Click on the pdf(external link) below to download the questionnaire.

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Learn more

Nijmegen questionnaire(external link) Bronchiectasis Toolbox, Australia
Nijmegen questionnaire(external link) Physiopedia, US
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  1. Nijmegen questionnaire(external link) Physiopedia, US
  2. van Dixhoorn J, Duivenvoorden HJ. Efficacy of Nijmegen Questionnaire in recognition of the hyperventilation syndrome(external link). J Psychosom Res. 1985;29(2):199-206

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