Kinesthetic and Visual Imagery Questionnaire (KVIQ)

The KVIQ was developed to evaluate the capacity of individuals to mentally represent different movements. This test was designed to be administered to persons with reduced mobility and / or a physical disability. Its psychometric qualities were reported in a study published in 2007 by the group of researchers who developed the test. 1 Since, it has been validated and used to evaluate diverse populations of individuals 2-5 by many groups of researchers and clinicians worldwide and over the years, the KVIQ has been translated into many languages.

This site presents the versions of the KVIQ that have been assembled to date. We hope that this list of translations will make it more accessible to students, clinicians and researchers wanting to use it in their language. 


PDF Documents - April 2016

English V1.1 (PDF) : Responsible: Francine Malouin :

French V1.2 (PDF) : Responsible : Francine Malouin

Chinese (Mandam) V1.1 (PDF) : Responsible : Liu Hua :

German V1.1 (PDF) : Responsible : Corina Schuster :

Japanese V1.1 (PDF) : Responsible : Hideki Nakano :

Russian V1.1 (PDF) : Responsible : Olga

Spanish V1.1 (PDF) : Responsible : Malena Melogno Klinkas :

Other translations are underway :

Hindi, Turks, Portugese


N.B. If translations exist in other languages than those listed above, please let us know and we will gladly add them to the list.

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1. Malouin F, Richards CL, Jackson PL, Lafleur MF, Durand A, Doyon J. The Kinesthetic and Visual Imagery Questionnaire (KVIQ) for Assessing Motor Imagery in Persons with Physical Disabilities: A reliability and Construct Validity Study. J. Neurol Phys Ther 2007; 31:20-29.

2. Malouin F, Richards CL, Durand A, Doyon J. Clinical assessment of motor imagery after stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2008; 22:330-340.

3. Randhawa B, Harris S, Boyd LA. The Kinesthetic and Visual Imagery Questionnaire is a reliable tool for individuals with Parkinson disease. J Neurol Phys Ther 2010; 34:161-167.

4. Schuster C, Lussi A, Wirth B, Ettlin T. Two assessments to evaluate imagery ability: translation, test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the German KVIQ and Imaprax. BMC Med Res Methodol 2012;12:127.

5. Tabrizi YM, Zangiabadi N, Mazhari S, Zolala F. The reliability and validity study of the Kinesthetic and Visual Imagery Questionnaire in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Braz J Phys Ther. 2013;17:588-592.


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