Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI®)

Derogatis LR


Basic description

Developed in 1983

The BSI was developed from the SCL-90-R


Derogatis LR

Leonard R Derogatis
Designed to reflect the psychological distress and symptom patterns of psychiatric and medical patients, as well as community samples
Therapeutic area
  • Mental Disorders
Therapeutic indication

Generic for Psychiatry/Psychology

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
2 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Derogatis LR. BSI - Brief Symptom Inventory: Administration, Scoring and Procedures Manual. Minneapolis, MN: National Computer Systems, 1993

Derogatis LR, Melisaratos N. The Brief Symptom Inventory: an introductory report. Psychol Med. 1983 Aug;13(3):595-605 (PubMed Abstract)

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