Battery for Health Improvement 2 (BHI-2)

A concise, coordinated assessment of the biopsychosocial issues that are most relevant in evaluating medical patients

By Daniel Bruns, PsyD and John Mark Disorbio, EdD

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Year
2003
Age range
18 to 65 years
Administration time
30 to 45 minutes
Administration type
Individual
Overview

Designed to present a concise, coordinated assessment of the biopsychosocial issues that are most relevant in evaluating medical patients. Because psychological and social factors that go undetected can significantly interfere with a patient's response to treatment, the BHI 2 test can help caregivers shape an appropriate treatment plan, reduce treatment time and improve a patient's quality of life.

How to Use This Test

The BHI 2 test can be used by psychologists, psychiatrists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, physical therapists, surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, and nurses to help:

  • Measure the relationship among physical, environmental, and psychological factors on the patient's treatment

  • Support evaluations for cases involving orthopedic, occupational, and auto injuries; workers compensation; and long-term disabilities

  • Evaluate the patient's emotional readiness for surgery

  • Facilitate physician-psychologist communication and communication within a multidisciplinary treatment team

  • Assess the patient's readiness for vocational training or job placement

  • Evaluate treatment effectiveness and monitor clinical outcomes 

Key Features

  • The objective information provided by the BHI 2 test can be used to help reduce treatment time, improve treatment planning, and improve the patient's quality of life.

  • Requiring only 30-45 minutes to administer, the BHI 2 test helps measure numerous outcomes, including reduction of pain, improvement in function, and satisfaction with care.

  • The BHI 2 test includes 31 Critical Items that draw attention to a wide variety of risk factors including:

> Additional Concerns
> Entitlement
> Pain Fixation
> Perceived Disability

> Satisfaction with Care
> Sleep Disorders
> Suicidal Ideation
> Violent Tendencies

  • The Scale Summary section highlights the patient's significant scores and summarises noteworthy findings.

  • The Pain Complaints section uses a standardised 1–10 pain scale, which assesses multiple dimensions of the pain experience, including level of pain in 10 body areas, pain tolerance, pain range, and peak pain.

  • The Somatic Complaints section, available in the Enhanced Interpretive Report, helps guide the clinician to explore medical and psychological explanations for physical symptoms.

  • The Diagnostic Probabilities section, available in the Enhanced Interpretive Report, provides a percentage that indicates how closely the patient's pain complaints match the pain complaints of patients with the same diagnosis.

  • Within each scale, content areas help distinguish possible reasons for the patient's psychological or psychosocial problems. Presented in graphic format, this additional delineation helps further support the development of suitable treatment plans.

  • Both interpretive reports include a Patient Summary, written in lay person's language, to help the clinician explain test results to the patient.

Report Options

Profile Report
Provides a patient profile that includes a graphical representation of the patient's raw and T scores in comparison to both the patient and community norms, as well as the patient's rating and percentile. The report also includes a section on Validity Issues, Critical Items, Content Areas, Omitted Items, and Item Responses.

Basic Interpretive Report
Provides a concise interpretation of test results, including a profile graph and scale summary. The report also includes brief scale category narratives including validity issues, Pain Complaints Item Responses, Content Areas, Critical Items, Omitted Items, Item Responses, Treatment Recommendation, and a Patient Summary.

Enhanced Interpretive Report
Provides a more extensive interpretation of the patient's test results, including in-depth scale category narratives. In additional to all the components of the Basic Interpretive Report , this report also includes section on Somatic Complaints, Item Responses, and Diagnostic Probabilities.

 

Items & Pricing
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Q-global Online Scoring and Reporting

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OSA - On-screen Administration
ROSA - Remote on screen Administration
GA - Group Administration
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ISBN Title User Level Price
9781925038637 BHI 2 Q-global Profile Report

A usage includes the administration (OSA only), scoring and reporting
B M $18.00 Login to purchase
9781925038620 BHI 2 Q-global Interpretive Report

A usage includes the administration (OSA only), scoring and reporting
B M $32.00 Login to purchase
9781925038613 BHI 2 Q-global Enhanced Interpretive Report

A usage includes the administration (OSA only), scoring and reporting
B M $38.00 Login to purchase
9781488676390 BHI-2 Q-global Medical Intervention Risk Report B M $39.00 Login to purchase
9781488676406 BHI-2 Q-global Medical Intervention Risk Report Digital Manual B M $41.00 Login to purchase
9781488676413 BHI-2 Q-global Manual B M $90.00 Login to purchase

Administration Materials

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994230116 BHI-2 Manual (Required) B M $100.00 Login to purchase
9781488676413 BHI-2 Medical Intervention Risk Report Manual - Print B M $90.00 Login to purchase
9314994230130 BHI-2 Reusable Test Booklets
(Pack of 5)
B M $20.00 Login to purchase

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Answer Sheets

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994230123 BHI-2 Q Local Answer Sheets
(Pack of 25)
B M $36.00 Login to purchase

Reports

To activate reports please call the Pearson Clinical Assessment Client Services Team on 1800 882 385 (AUS) or 0800 942 722 (NZ)

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994239874 BHI-2 Q Local Profile Report 51625
(per administration)
B M $18.00
No Sale
9781922021441 BHI-2 Q Local Enhanced Interpretive Report 51627
(per administration)
B M $38.00
No Sale

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Technical Information

Technical Information

Now available in Q-global

Q-global® Administration Options

This product is available on Q-global with the following administration options:

On-Screen Administration (OSA)

Your clients can complete these assessment online through Q-global. Alternatively, your client can complete the assessment in paper-pencil format, and their responses can then be data-entered into Q-global for scoring and report generation. On-Screen Administrations are proctored (supervised) unless specifically indicated.

If you would like more information, please visit the Q-global product page, www.pearsonclinical.com.au/qglobal

 

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