Brief Symptom Inventory-53 (BSI-53)
Assessing psychological profile.
Population (Age range)
13 years and older
Time to administer
Time period covered
Number of items/version
BSI is a shorter version of the SCL-90 and assesses the psychological profiles of individuals. It covers 9 primary symptom domains: somatization, obsessive-compulsive, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, anxiety, hostility, phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation, and psychoticism. Items are scored using a 5-point scale (0-4).
Derogatis LR, Spencer P. Brief symptom inventory: BSI. Upper Saddle River: Pearson; 1993.
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