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Brief Symptom Inventory 18

(BSI 18)

A shortened form of the BSI instrument, The Brief Symptom Inventory 18 (BSI® 18) gathers patient-reported data to measure psychological distress and psychiatric disorders in medical and community populations.

Scoring Options:

Q-global™ Scoring & Reporting, Q™ Local Software, Manual Scoring, Fax-in Service, or PAD

Age range:
Individuals 18 years and older
Publication date:
2001
Qualification level:
B
Completion time:
Approx. 4 minutes (18 items; 5-point rating scale)
Administration:
Paper-and-pencil, computer or online administration
Other languages:
English, Spanish
Telepractice:

Tips on using this test in your telepractice

Pricing & Ordering

  • BSI-18 Q-global Profile Report Starter Kit

    63252

    Includes BSI 18 Manual, 3 answer sheets with test items, and 3 Q-global administrations

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $49.90

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI-18 Manual - Print

    51906

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $47.00

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI-18 Manual - Digital

    0150300794

    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.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $32.95

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI-18 Manual - Print and Digital

    46266

    Includes print version and Q-global digital version

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $45.25

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI 18 Q-global Profile Report

    63250

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $3.50

    Qualification Level B

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $3.50
    5-49 $3.45
    50-99 $3.30
    100-249 $3.10
    250+ $3.05

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  • Q Local/BSI 18 Starter Kit with Profile Reports

    00974

    Includes BSI 18 manual, 3 answer sheets with test items, and 3 Q Local administrations. (Does not include Q Local software.)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $51.15

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI-18 Manual - Print

    51906

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $47.00

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI 18 Spanish Q Local Answer Sheets

    51943

    Pkg of 25

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $26.00

    Qualification Level B

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $26.00
    5-24 $25.00
    25-74 $24.25
    75+ $23.75

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  • Q Local/Fax Answer Sheets

    51946

    Pkg of 25

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $30.50

    Qualification Level B

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $30.50
    5-24 $29.50
    25-74 $28.75
    75+ $28.25

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  • Q Local/BSI 18 Profile Reports

    51947

    Price per administration

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $3.50

    Qualification Level B

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $3.50
    5-49 $3.45
    50-99 $3.30
    100-249 $3.10
    250+ $3.05

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    Q Local software, report, administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • BSI 18 Hand-Scoring Starter Kit - Community Norms

    00972

    Includes BSI 18 manual, 50 answer sheets with test items, and 50 profile forms

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $133.50

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI 18 Hand-Scoring Starter Kit - Oncology Norms

    00973

    Includes BSI 18 manual, 50 answer sheets with test items, and 50 profile forms

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $133.50

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI-18 Manual - Print

    51906

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $47.00

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI 18 Hand-Scoring Answer Sheets - English

    51907

    Pkg of 50. Test items included.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $74.25

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI 18 Hand-Scoring Answer Sheets - Spanish

    51944

    Pkg of 50

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $74.25

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI 18 Hand-Scoring Profile Forms - Community Norms

    51904

    Pkg of 50

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $34.50

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI 18 Hand-Scoring Profile Forms - Oncology Norms

    51905

    Oncology Norms - Pkg of 50

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $34.50

    Qualification Level B

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  • BSI-18 Manual - Print

    51906

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $47.00

    Qualification Level B

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    In stock

  • Q Local/Fax Answer Sheets

    51946

    Pkg of 25

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $30.50

    Qualification Level B

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $30.50
    5-24 $29.50
    25-74 $28.75
    75+ $28.25

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Product Details

BSI 18 provides an overview of a patient's symptoms and their intensity at a specific point in time. It can be used by psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.

Benefits

  • Assess patients at intake for psychological problems.
  • Measure symptom change and patient progress during and after treatment.
  • Support managed care decisions.
  • Provide outcomes measurement for treatment programs.

Features

BSI 18 is the latest in an integrated series of test instruments that include the SCL-90-R, BSI (53 questions), and DPRS instruments.

  • Three symptom scales: Somatization, Depression, and Anxiety.
  • Global Severity Index helps measure overall psychological distress level.
  • Dimension and global scores correlate highly (i.e., > .90) with analogous score from the SCL-90-R test based on a large community population.
  • Adult community norms are based on 1,122 individuals (605 males and 517 females). Oncology norms are based on 1,543 individuals (802 males and 741 females).

Sample Reports

Profile reports present raw and normalized T scores for each of the three Primary Symptom Dimensions and the Global Severity Index. Progress reports monitor a client’s progress over time.

 
 

Resources

Webinars

The following training events are available for BSI 18.

 
 

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