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The Grindler Body Attitudes Scale

See also:

The Grindler Body Attitudes Scale - Key To Body Attitudes Scale

Focusing: An Adjunct Treatment for Adaptive Recovery from Cancer. Grindler Katonah, D. and Flaxman, J. (2003).

READ EACH STATEMENT AND CIRCLE THE NUMBER THAT INDICATES YOUR LEVEL OF AGREEMENT or DISAGREEMENT
Strongly Agree (5)   Moderately Agree (4)   Neutral (3)   Moderately Disagree (2)   Strongly Disagree (1)

1 I feel angry at my body 5    4    3    2    1
2 I used to accept my body's limitations, but now I fight limits I feel in my body 5    4    3    2    1
3 I am careful to eat well so that my body can heal itself 5    4    3    2    1
4 Lately I have been feeling good about my body 5    4    3    2    1
5 I feel betrayed by my body 5    4    3    2    1
6 I am careful to rest so that my body can heal itself 5    4    3    2    1
7 I try not to think about the part of my body that has cancer 5    4    3    2    1
8 I believe my body has the capacity to fight cancer 5    4    3    2    1
9 I've always felt good about my body and continue to do so 5    4    3    2    1
10 I do not think it's important to pay attention to my body 5    4    3    2    1
11 I am in a lot of pain 5    4    3    2    1
12 Because I am in so much pain I try to dissociate from my body 5    4    3    2    1
13 I feel ashamed of my body 5    4    3    2    1
14 I have always felt unattractive 5    4    3    2    1
15 I want to get rid of the part of my body that has cancer 5    4    3    2    1
16 I feel basically healthy and whole in my body 5    4    3    2    1
17 I feel scared of my body 5    4    3    2    1
18 I find it difficult to relax my body and release the tension I feel 5    4    3    2    1
19 I tend to think about things a lot and thus do not notice much about my body 5    4    3    2    1
20 I like my body 5    4    3    2    1
21 Now that I've had surgery I feel some essential part of me is missing 5    4    3    2    1
22 It is important to me to be sensitive and caring toward my body 5    4    3    2    1
23 I have given up on my body 5    4    3    2    1
24 I used to feel attractive but now I feel unattractive 5    4    3    2    1
25 I distrust my body 5    4    3    2    1
26 I tend to get impatient with my body 5    4    3    2    1
27 I feel less adequate as a person now because my body has experienced a disease 5    4    3    2    1
28 Lately I have felt more relaxed 5    4    3    2    1
29 I regularly take time to relax my body 5    4    3    2    1
30 I feel stronger as a person now that I trust the healing capacity of my body 5    4    3    2    1
Copyright by Doralee Grindler-Katonah

 

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