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)
The BHI 2 assessment 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. The assessment 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 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.
Fast and easy to use, the PTI App version of the BHI-2 is an economical, reliable and validated method to assess. Questions are presented one at a time with a single click answer to advance to the next question. The question format automatically adapts to the respondents device (smartphone, tablet or PC) making the PTI App version of the BHI-2 ideal for mobile devices.
Using PTI data services, when a questionnaire is complete it is immediately scored electronically and an in-depth report with summary and trending analysis is generated. Results can be printed, loaded into an EMR/EHR and are available as a PDF. The BHI-2 is often used with the BBHI-2 assessment serving as a repeated measure of pain, function, and other symptoms to track a patient’s progress in treatment.
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