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Tinnitus Cognitions Questionnaire (TCQ)
Wilson, P.H., Henry, J.L. (1998) Tinnitus Cognitions Questionnaire: Development and Psychometric Properties of a Measure of Dysfunctional Cognitions Associated with Tinnitus, International Tinnitus Journal, Vol.4, No.1, 23-30 DOWNLOAD A COPY (PDF)

  • The TCQ measure is designed to assess engagement in negative and positive cognitions in response to tinnitus
  • Psychometric analyses of the TCQ indicate good test-retest reliability, so it can be used to track improvement and progress over time
  • Questions 1 - 13 are interpreted as negative responses (each scored 0-4)
  • Questions 14 - 26 are interpreted as positive responses (hence the reverse scoring 4-0)
  • The total score of the TCQ has a range of 0 - 104
  • It is worth recording separate scores for questions 1-13 and for 14-26

By following a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions such as the Tinnitus E-Programme (Part 1) and TEP (Part 2) CBT for Tinnitus, TCQ scores reduce indicating a reduction in negative cognitions about tinnitus

Please indicate how often you have been aware of thinking a particular thought on occasions when you have noticed the tinnitus – over the past week:



* I agree that the anonymous results of my TCQ may be included in future research of the Tinnitus E-Programme, by Debbie Featherstone and NIHR NHBRC (National Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre) and that my personal data is NOT for publication.

If you CAN agree, you will be helping with research of outcomes for the Tinnitus E-Programme



























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Tinnitus E-Programme © 2009-2019
by Debbie Featherstone MSc
Hearing Therapist & Psychotherapist
Tinnitus Project
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