Scoring and Interpretation of the PIQ-A.
The PIQ-A is administered to the client immediately after the completion of an Imagery Rescripting session (including all three phases). When the client’s responses to all of the PIQ-A items have been recorded, the clinician notes the items with an asterisks [*] next to them. These are the “reversed” items and are converted to “real” scores in the following manner:
Where X equals the Client Rating Score (i.e. the actual number reported on a reversed item): The Real Item Score = 100 – X
The Real Item Score of each item without an asterisks is the actual number reported by the client. The total PIQ-A quantitative score is the sum of all individual Real Item Scores of items 1-10. (Items A and B are not tabulated in the total score.) The total score of the PIQ-A form range from 0 to 1000. The higher the total PIQ-A score, the more acute is the degree of internalized abuse-related dysfunctionality and affective distress. At the completion of Imagery Rescripting treatment, a significant drop in the total PIQ-A scores should be noted. Although the PIQ-A appears to have good face validity, psychometric data are not yet available.
Mervin Smucker (2012)