Introducing the MESSY

Introducing the MESSY

  • On 09/02/2024

❓ How would you measure sensory sensitivity after acquired brain injury?

🌟 The Multi-Modal Evaluation of Sensory Sensitivity – the MESSY – is a validated questionnaire that maps sensitivity for sensory stimuli (visual, auditory, tactile, motion, chemosensory, and environmental temperature) after acquired brain injury. Two versions exist: one designed for adults staying in a hospital or rehabilitation center, and one designed for non-hospitalized adults (this latter one is now freely available in Dutch). In addition, the MESSY can also be used in neurologically healthy people. English and Italian translations are on their way!

🔎 Excited to read more? Check out our webpage on sensory sensitivity after acquired brain injury here:

Overprikkeling na hersenletsel – English Version

📢 A big shout-out to those who made the MESSY possible: Hella Thielen, Céline Gillebert, Lies Welkenhuyzen, Nora Tuts, Christophe Lafosse, Irene Huenges Wajer, PhD, Revalidatieziekenhuis RevArte, KU Leuven, Leuven Brain Institute, Faculteit Psychologie en Pedagogische Wetenschappen KU Leuven, Future Health by ZOL Genk, Research Foundation Flanders – FWO and of course all patients and volunteers who were involved in this research.