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Beck Hopelessness Scale® (BHS®)

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Key information

Measure three major aspects of hopelessness: Feelings about the future; loss of motivation; and expectation


Aaron T Beck,

Robert A Steer

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Age Range:

17 years to 80 years


Individual - 10 minutes

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The Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) helps you measure 3 major aspects of hopelessness:

  • Feelings about the future
  • Loss of motivation
  • Expectations.

Guidance on using BHS in your Telepractice

Digital scoring and reporting option available on Q-global®



It is designed to measure an individual's attitudes about their long-term future and consists of 20 true/false items with patients either endorsing a pessimistic statement or denying an optimistic statement. The BHS acts as a powerful predictor of suicidal intent.

Reliability Information:
Average reliability coefficient: .92
Test-retest reliability: .69


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Two options for scoring and reporting are now available on Q-global:

  • The first option is to pay per-report. Customers who administer this assessment only a few times each year, or those who want the flexibility to pay only as the assessment is used, may prefer this option.

  • The second option is to select an "unlimited use" subscription, where one user of this assessment gets unlimited scoring and reporting for a year. This may be a better option for customers who administer this measure several times each year - and don't want to worry about keeping track of their report expenses.

Please note there is no onscreen administration included in the scoring subscription. Customers selecting this option must manually enter data in order for scores and reports to be generated. 


Price list

Manual Administration Kits

Complete kit:

Includes manual and 25 record forms
ISBN: 9780158133607
£172.80 inc VAT


ISBN: 9780158133614
£91.00 inc VAT


Record forms, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780158133621
£75.60 inc VAT

Q-global® Web-based Administration, Scoring and Reporting

Q-global BHS Interpretative Report one-year scoring subscription

ISBN: 9780749170899
£48.00 inc VAT

Q-global BHS Interpretive Report

ISBN: 9780749166069
£4.80 inc VAT

Q-global BHS Digital Manual

ISBN: 9780150180029
£91.00 inc VAT

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