Reliability and validity of the Japanese movement imagery questionnaire-revised second version

BMC Res Notes. 2022 Oct 25;15(1):334. doi: 10.1186/s13104-022-06220-y.


Objective: Developing a Japanese version of the Movement Imagery Questionnaire-Revised Second Version (MIQ-RS) is essential for widespread evaluation and treatment based on motor imagery in physically disabled persons and patients in rehabilitation. This study aimed to investigate the reliability and validity of the Movement Imagery Questionnaire-Revised Second Version (MIQ-RS), which assesses motor imagery ability, by translating it into Japanese.

Results: This study enrolled twenty healthy participants (10 men and 10 women, mean age 21.17 ± 1.10 years). Reliability was examined for internal consistency using Cronbach's alpha coefficient. Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was used to examine the criterion-related validity of the MIQ-RS and the Kinesthetic and Visual Imagery Questionnaire (KVIQ-20). Results showed that Cronbach's alpha coefficients for the MIQ-RS were 0.81 and 0.82 for visual and kinesthetic imagery, respectively. Significant positive correlations were found between each visual and kinesthetic imagery score, and each total on the MIQ-RS and KVIQ-20 scores (r = 0.73, p < 0.01; r = 0.84, p < 0.01; r = 0.80, p < 0.01, respectively). This study suggests that the Japanese version of the MIQ-RS is a reliable and valid method of assessing motor imagery ability.

Keywords: Japanese version; Motor imagery; Movement Imagery Questionnaire-Revised Second Version; Reliability; Validity.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Imagery, Psychotherapy*
  • Japan
  • Kinesthesis*
  • Male
  • Psychometrics
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Young Adult