The Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire (RBQ)

The Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire (RBQ) was originally created by Dr Michelle Turner of Durham University.  Publications using the RBQ have used three versions:

1. An interview version asking parents about 50 different repetitive behaviours (eg South et al., 2005)

2. A questionnaire version with 33 items (eg Honey et al., 2012)

3. A short questionnaire with 20 items, the RBQ2 (Leekam et al., 2007)

The RBQ2 was developed using items from the RBQ and the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO; Wing et al., 2002).


Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire (Long)

Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire (Scoring)

Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire (Scoring Sheet)

Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire (Long) - Dutch version
Authors: Saskia van Kempen, Gitta de Vaan and Mathijs Vervloed.
Gitta de Vaan/Mathijs Vervloed
Radboud University Nijmegen, Behavioural Science Institute
Montessorilaan 3
P.O. BOX 9104
6500 HE Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Saskia van Kempen ( (
Gitta de Vaan ( ( (
Mathijs Vervloed ( (

Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire - Hebrew version

Authors: Dr Ofer Golan and Yael Brukner

Contact: Dr Ofer Golan
Head, Autism Research Lab
Department of Psychology
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, 52900
Tel: +9723-531-7941

Yael Brukner- Wertman (
Merav Ochaion (


Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire - Spanish Version

Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire2 (RBQ2)

Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire2 Scoring

Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire2 (RBQ2) - Chinese (Taiwan usage) version

Authors: Tzu-Ling Lin, Ph. D. student, Chung-Hsin Chiang Professor.

Department of Psychology
National Chengchi University (NCCU)



We are happy for researchers from other countries to contact us with a view to translating the RBQ for their own use. However, it is essential to maintain effective use of the tool and to enable the development of comparable research that can contribute to the field that there is only one validated translation per language – rather than multiple alternative translations in circulation.  Anyone who wishes to be involved in translation, back-translation and validation is encouraged to contact us directly:

Professor Helen McConachie:
Dr. Jacqui Rodgers:


Honey, E., McConachie, H., Turner, M. & Rodgers, J., (2012) Validation of the repetitive behaviour questionnaire for use with children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 355-364.

Leekam, S, Tandos, J., McConachie, H., Meins, E., Parkinson, K., Wright, C., Turner, M., Arnott, B., Vittorini, L., & Le Couteur, A. (2007). Repetitive behaviours in typically developing 2-year-olds. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48 (11),1131-1138.

South, M., Ozonoff, S. & McMahon, W.M. (2005) Repetitive behaviour profiles in Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35 (2), 145-158.

Turner, M. (1995) Repetitive behaviour and cognitive functioning in autism. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Cambridge.

Zandt, F., Prior, M. & Kyrios, M. (2007) Repetitive behaviour in children with high functioning autism and obsessive compulsive disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37 , 251-259.

Wing, L., Leekam, S.R., Libby, S.J., Gould, J., & Larcombe, M. (2002). The Diagnostic Interview for
Social and Communication Disorders: Background, inter-rater reliability and clinical use. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 43, 307–325.