Body Connection

Scale of Body Connection

The Scale of Body Connection (SBC) measures a person's connection to their body by looking at body awareness and bodily dissociation. The underlying goal is to increase body awareness and decrease body dissociation.

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Standardized cadence

Every week

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Scoring and interpretation

Answers are scored on a 5-Likert scale from 0 for "Not at all" to 4 for "All the time." The overall total score is typically not used. The scores that are most commonly used are the individual subscale scores. There are two subscales:Body awareness: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18Body dissociation: 2, 5, 7, 10, 11, 16, 19, 20The body awareness questions are forward scored from 0-4 and a higher score is associated with higher bodily awareness.The body dissociation questions are reverse scored from 4-0 and a higher score is associated with higher bodily dissociation.Typically, as body awareness increases, body dissociation decreases.

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