Nijmegen Questionnaire

The Nijmegen Questionnaire (NQ) gives a broad view of symptoms associated with dysfunctional breathing patterns.

A score of over 23 out of 64 suggests a positive diagnosis of hyperventilation syndrome.

Symptom Never Rarely – 1 Sometimes – 2 Often – 3 Very Often – 4
Chest Pain 0 1 2 3 4
Feeling Tense 0 1 2 3 4
Blurred Vision 0 1 2 3 4
Dizzy Spells 0 1 2 3 4
Feeling Confused 0 1 2 3 4
Faster/Deeper Breathing 0 1 2 3 4
Short of Breath 0 1 2 3 4
Tight Feelings in Chest 0 1 2 3 4
Bloated Feeling in Stomach 0 1 2 3 4
Tingling Fingers 0 1 2 3 4
Unable to Breath Deeply 0 1 2 3 4
Stiff Fingers or Arms 0 1 2 3 4
Tight Feelings around Mouth 0 1 2 3 4
Cold Hands or Feet 0 1 2 3 4
Palpitations 0 1 2 3 4
Feelings of Anxiety 0 1 2 3 4