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Battery for Health Improvement 2 (BHI 2)
Pain is the most common reason a patient will see a physician. According to data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 11.2 percent of American adults (25.3 million people) have experienced some form of pain every day for the past three months. The study also found that even more people — 17.6 percent of American adults — suffer from “severe levels” of pain. Aug 11, 2015
A recent report from the Institute of Medicine studied the problem of pain in the USA. It concluded that pain has biological, psychological, and social components, and effective treatments for pain must address all three of these components. This report stated that “effective pain management is a moral imperative, a professional responsibility, and the duty of people in the healing professions” (Institute of Medicine 2011; p. S-3)
This PTI App BHI 2 report is intended to serve as a source of clinical hypotheses about possible biopsychosocial complications affecting medical patients. This self-administered assessment consists of 217 multiple choice questions and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
It can also be used with the BBHI-2 test to serve as a repeated measure of pain, function, and other symptoms to track a patient’s progress in treatment. The BHI 2 test was normed on a sample of physically injured patients and a sample of community subjects. This report is based on comparisons of this patient’s scores with scores from both of these groups.
The PTI App administered BHI-2 has three validity measures, 16 clinical scales, and a multidimensional assessment of pain. BHI- 2 results should be used by a qualified clinician in combination with other clinical sources of information to reach final conclusions. If complex biopsychosocial syndromes are present, it is generally necessary to consider medical diagnostic conclusions before forming a psychological diagnosis.
The PTI App administered BHI-2 is the most economical, reliable and validated method to screen. With the PTI App, administering the BHI-2 is complete, concise and cost-effective. The need for psychometrically sound, low cost screenings is essential.
For more information and validity information : http://www.healthpsych.com/chronic_pain/bhi2painscale.html
The report shows specific scores from the assessment to be used in decision making.