Dialogue Questionnaire (Dia-QNR)

A questionnaire supporting the reflection and the assessment of intra- and interpersonal experiences in dyadic music therapy improvisation

The development of the Dia-QNR results from the Dia-SQN de-briefing questionnaire (Dialogue Short Questionnaire), which was created and validated in a feasibility study “Dialog im Fokus”. The Dia-SQN captured subjective and intersubjective experiences in dyadic improvisations in a scientific setting. 

The Dia-QNR represents a revised and on various levels expanded version of the Dia-SQN, as follows:

  • Application: The Dia-QNR is still filled out as a de-briefing questionnaire by the therapist and the client; however, the number and content of the questions have been revised.
  • Versions: The Dia-QNR for the therapist (Dia-QNR-T) and the patient (Dia-QNR-P) is available in a short version (incl. improvisation approx. 30 min.) and in a long version (incl. improvisation approx. 60-90 min.). Furthermore, there is the Dia-QNR-O, a version for retrospective observation and assessment for external observers, and the Dia-QNR-R, a version for possible retrospective reflection of the participating music therapist.
  • Setting: The Dia-QNR is designed for both, scientific as well as clinical practice.

Currently, the Dia-QNR is being tested in various settings.

Further Information

Project Team: Monika Smetana & Irene Stepniczka

Contakt: dialog-wzmf@mdw.ac.at


Smetana, M. & Stepniczka, I. (2023). Dialogue Questionnaire (Dia-QNR): A Tool for Capturing (Inter)Subjective Improvisation Experiences. Music Therapy Today WFMT online journal, 18(1), 319-320. https://issuu.com/presidentwfmt/docs/mt_today_vol.18_no._1

Smetana, M., Stepniczka, I. & Bishop, L. (2023). COME_IN: A qualitative framework for content, meanings and intersubjectivity in free dyadic improvisations. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 32(2), 157–178. https://doi.org/10.1080/08098131.2022.2084638

Smetana, M. & Stepniczka, I. (2022). Dialogue Short Questionnaire (Dia-SQN) – Anwendung eines Fragebogens zur Erfassung des subjektiven Erlebens in Improvisationen. Musiktherapeutische Umschau, 43(2), 160–162. https://doi.org/10.13109/muum.2022.43.2.160

© 2024 Monika Smetana & Irene Stepniczka, WZMF – Music Therapy Research Centre Vienna