The Brief Symptom Inventory 18 (BSI 18) is designed with reliability in mind. The BSI 18 assessment gathers patient-reported data to help measure psychological distress and psychiatric disorders in medical and community populations. As the latest in an integrated series of test instruments that include the SCL-90-R®, BSI® (53 questions), and DPRS® instruments, the BSI 18 test offers a more effective, easy-to-administer tool to help support clinical decision-making and monitor progress throughout treatment.
How To Use This Test
Psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals can use the BSI 18 assessment to help:
Assess patients at intake for psychological problems
Measure patient progress during and after treatment to monitor change
Support managed care decisions
Provide outcomes measurement for treatment programs
The BSI 18 test can be completed in approximately 4 minutes. Designed to be brief and easy to administer, the BSI 18 assessment is well-suited for helping measure symptom change throughout treatment.
The test helps measure three primary symptom dimensions and is designed to provide an overview of a patients symptoms and their intensity at a specific point in time.
Dimension and global scores form the BSI 18 test correlate highly (i.e., > .90) with analogous score from the SCL-90-R test based on a large community population.
SOM - Somatization
DEP - Depression
ANX - Anxiety
GSI - Global Severity Index, Helps measure overall psychological distress level
Adult community norms
The adult community norms are based on 1,122 individuals—605 males and 517 females.
The oncology norms are based on 1,543 individuals—802 males and 741 females.
Presents raw and normalised T scores for each of the nine Primary Symptom Dimensions and the three Global Indices. For adults, the plotted T scores are profiled based on your choice of the nonpatient, outpatient or inpatient norms. (The T scores for the remaining norm groups are printed below the profile.) For adolescents, the plotted T scores are based on the adolescent nonpatient norms.
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