Brief Symptom InventoryBSI
The efficient Brief Symptom Inventory® 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. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.
- Publication date:
- Age range:
- Individuals 13 years and older
- Reading level:
- 6th grade
- Qualification level:
- Completion time:
- 8–10 minutes (53 items; 5-point rating scale)
- 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
- Adult nonpatients, Adult psychiatric outpatients, Adult psychiatric inpatients, Adolescent nonpatients
- Other languages:
- English, Spanish, French for Canada
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.
The BSI instrument provides an overview of a patient's symptoms and their intensity at a specific point in time.
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.
The following resources are available for BSI.
Q-global Training Series
Frequently asked questions follow. Click on a question to see the response.
The following training events are available for BSI.