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
Global Indices Psychometric Information
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.
Oncology Norms Report Options
The oncology norms are based on 1,543 individuals—802 males and 741 females.
Profile Report (Product Number 51947)
Presents raw and normalized T scores for each of the three Primary Symptom Dimensions and the Global Severity Index. The plotted T scores are based on your choice of the community or oncology norms (the T scores for the remaining norm group are printed below the profile).
View a sample Profile Report (Community Norms).
View a sample Profile Report (Oncology Norms).
Progress Report (Product Number 51948) Scoring Options
This report is designed for monitoring a client's progress over time. Provided at no additional charge, it graphically displays scale by scale changes in a client's scores for up to five previously reported BSI 18 administrations.
Q™ Local Software - Enables you to score assessments, report results, and store and export data on your computer.
Hand Scoring - Administer assessments on answer sheets and score them quickly yourself with an answer key.
Fax-in Service - Specially designed answer sheets are faxed to us for processing within 1-2 hours of receipt and returned via fax.
PAD (Patient Assessment Device) Hand-held Electronic Device - Administer the test on a portable, hand-held device. The PAD is placed on a docking station connected to a printer and a results report is printed immediately.