Brief Symptom Inventory

BSI
The efficient Brief Symptom Inventory® (BSI®) instrument provides patient-reported data to support clinical decision-making at intake and during the course of treatment in multiple settings. Use BSI® to help assess patients and objectively support care management decisions

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  • Kits

    Starter & complete kits, print & digital

    3 options

    From £165.60
  • Test forms & reports

    Booklets, record forms, answer sheets, report usages & subscriptions

    1 option

    From £90.00
  • Support materials

    Manuals, stimulus books, replacement items & other materials

    7 options

    From £7.00
  • All products

    All tests and materials offered for BSI

    11 options

    From £7.00
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  • BSI Hand-Scoring Starter Kit - Inpatient Psychiatric
    9780749154424 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual, 50 Answer Sheets with test items, 50 Profile Forms and 2 Worksheets

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £165.60

  • BSI Manual
    9780749154356 Qualification Level B

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £50.00

  • BSI Profile Forms - Outpatient Psychiatric
    9780749154462 Qualification Level B

    Includes 50 Profile Forms and 2 Worksheets

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £42.00

  • BSI Hand-Scoring Starter Kit - Nonpatient Adult
    9780749154394 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual, 50 Answer Sheets with test items, 50 Profile Forms and 2 Worksheets

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £165.60

  • BSI Hand-Scoring Starter Kit - Nonpatient Adolescent
    9780749154400 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual, 50 Answer Sheets with test items, 50 Profile Forms and 2 Worksheets

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £165.60

  • BSI HandScore Answer Sheets
    9780749154431 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 50

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £90.00

  • BSI Profile Forms - Nonpatient Adolescent
    9780749154455 Qualification Level B

    Includes 50 Profile Forms and 2 Worksheets

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £42.00

  • BSI CD
    9780749154370 Qualification Level B

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £79.20

  • BSI Q-global Digital Manual
    9780749115746 Qualification Level B

    Once ordered, the Digital Manual is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £50.00

  • BSI Q-global Profile Report
    9780749166090 Qualification Level B

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £7.00

    1-4 £7.00
    5-49 £6.45
    50-99 £6.30
    100-249 £6.15
    250+ £5.95
    Savings are estimated
  • BSI Q-global Interpretive Report
    9780749166083 Qualification Level B

    In Stock/VAT included (where applicable) £15.00

    1-4 £15.00
    5-49 £13.90
    50-99 £13.50
    100-249 £13.15
    250+ £12.75
    Savings are estimated

Overview

Publication date:
1993
Age range:
Individuals 13 years and older
Reading Level:
6th grade
Qualification level:
B
Completion time:
8–10 minutes (53 items; 5-point rating scale)
Administration:
Paper-and-pencil, CD, or computer administration
Scoring options:
Q-global™ web-based, Q Local™ Software, Mail-in and manual
Report Options:
Interpretive, Profile, and Progress Reports
Norms:
Adult nonpatients, Adult psychiatric outpatients, Adult psychiatric inpatients, Adolescent nonpatients

Product Details

Psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can use the BSI instrument to measure patient progress during and after treatment to monitor change. BASI also provides outcomes measurement for treatment programs and providers through aggregated patient information.

Benefits

  • Assess patients at intake for psychological problems.
  • Objectively support care management decisions.
  • Measure patient progress during and after treatment to monitor change.
  • Provide outcomes measurement for treatment programs and providers through aggregated patient information.

Features

The BSI instrument provides an overview of a patient's symptoms and their intensity at a specific point in time.

  • Takes 8-10 minutes to complete, making it well-suited for repeated administrations over time to evaluate patient progress.
  • The Global Severity Index helps quantify a patient's severity-of-illness and provides a single composite score for measuring the outcome of a treatment program.
  • The reliability, validity, and utility of the BSI instrument have been tested in more than 400 research studies.
  • Nine Symptom Scales are scored: Somatization (SOM), Obsessive Compulsive (O-C), Interpersonal Sensitivity (I-S), Depression (DEP), Anxiet (ANX), Hostility (HOS), Phobi Anxiety (PHOB), Paranoid Ideation (PAR), and Psychoticism (PSY).
  • Includes three Global Indices: Global Severity Index (GSI), Positive Symptoms Distress Index (PSDI) and Positive Symptom Total (PST).

Sample Reports

Profile Report: presents raw and normalized T scores for each of the nine Primary Symptom Dimensions and the three Global Indices.

Interpret Report: provides a narrative overview of the client's symptoms at the global level and specific statements describing the individual symptom scale scores. 

Progress Report: monitors a client’s progress over time.

 
 

Resources

FAQs

Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.

Do any of the BSI reports contain all of the normative groups?

The BSI Interpretive and Profile Reports provide information on all three adult normative groups: nonpatient, psychiatric outpatient, and psychiatric inpatient. The BSI Profile Report graphically displays the data using the norm group of your choice. The BSI Interpretive Report graphically displays the data using the nonpatient norms. The other T scores are listed below this profile graph.

How can I find out the statistical relationships between the BSI test and SCL-90-R assessments?

See Table 13 in the BSI manual.

Is the BSI available in other languages?

The BSI assessment is available in Spanish and French for Canada. Forms for the Spanish version are available for use with the MICROTEST Q system and hand-scoring. Forms for the French for Canada version are available for use with hand-scoring only.

What is the difference between the SCL-90-R assessment and the original SCL-90 assessment?

The SCL-90 assessment is an unnormed precursor to the SCL-90-R assessment. The original SCL-90 anxiety scale did not work and its obsessive-compulsive scale was very weak. After the assessment was revised, norms were developed for the revised assessment (SCL-90-R), and the BSI assessment was developed from that. Most research has been conducted using the SCL-90-R and BSI instruments.

 

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