Exceptional Experience Questionnaire
CitationKohls, N., Walach, H., & Lewith, G. (2020, October 11). Exceptional Experience Questionnaire.
SummaryThis survey contains measures for exceptional, or paranormal, experiences. Topics include positive spiritual experiences (i.e., being illumined by divine light and strength), negative spiritual experiences (i.e., worldview falling apart), psychopathological experiences (i.e., hearing voices), and visionary dream experiences (i.e., dreaming so vividly that dreams reverberate when awake). Other data include basic demographic characteristics.
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Data FileCases: 711
Weight Variable: None
Original Survey (Instrument)Exceptional Experience Questionnaire
Exceptional Experience Questionnaire (English)
Collection ProceduresSix hundred questionnaires were disseminated by post together with an introduction letter, a consent form and a pre-paid envelope for returning the survey. Forty-three letters could not be delivered. In total, 111 questionnaires and signed consent forms were returned from the 600 for an overall return rate of 18.5%. Two questionnaires were not completely answered and were excluded from the analysis.
Sampling ProceduresThe questionnaire battery, which consisted of the scales described below, was administered to chronically ill patients that were randomly selected from a patient database within a single medically managed private integrative medicine clinic (Southampton, U.K.). Inclusion criteria were recent treatment (less than 3 years), age (greater than 18 years), and a diagnosis of one of the three main disorders treated in that outpatient clinic: migraine, irritable bowel or chronic fatigue syndrome. The sample consisted of 71 cases with chronic fatigue (65%), 29 (27%) individuals with irritable bowel syndrome, and 9 (8%) patients suffering from migraines. Participants were offered no reimbursement. Ethics approval was obtained from the University of Northampton ethics review board.
Principal InvestigatorsNiko Kohls