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Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) short form (BSI-18)

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“Can be administered quickly in a medical setting” More

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    Catherine Intartaglia
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    02/14/2014 8:30 AM
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Comment from GEM DM Survey

Can be administered quickly in a medical setting

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    Barbara McDonnell
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    02/14/2014 8:30 AM
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not available in nursing in my area

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    Darah Curran
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    02/14/2014 8:30 AM
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use this with patients daily

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  • By:
    Julia Rowland
    National Cancer Institute
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    02/14/2014 8:30 AM
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This is probably an 'ok' tool; it does capture a number of symptom areas that could be further pursued.

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    Kim Day
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    02/14/2014 8:30 AM
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We do not use this at our institution but I am familier with it from colleagues elsewhere who use it and like it.

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    Lisa Capparella
    the reading Hospital
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    02/13/2014 8:59 AM
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this is detailed...I have not utilized at this practice

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    Lisa Capparella
    the reading Hospital
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    02/13/2014 8:59 AM
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Sensitive to pathology, less sensitive to subclinical distress

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    Lisa Capparella
    the reading Hospital
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    02/13/2014 8:59 AM
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Our oncology nursing team utilizes this form., patient feedback shows they prefer the brevity of the tool

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    Lisa Capparella
    the reading Hospital
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    02/13/2014 8:59 AM
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like its psychometrics and brevity combined

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    Jana Bolduan Lomax
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    01/16/2014 10:17 AM
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too many false positives in the setting of cancer care

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    Kim Burr
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    01/16/2014 10:17 AM
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    Clinical Practice

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Provides nice range of info, easy.

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    Drew Monitto
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    01/16/2014 10:17 AM
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OK but a bit lengthy for MD to focus on

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  • By:
    Salene Wu
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    01/16/2014 10:17 AM
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    Basic/Applied/Clinical research

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Nice and brief scale so is easy to complete and it measures multiple domains of psychological distress (not just depression but also anxiety and somatization). However, is not freely available

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    John Wynn
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    01/16/2014 10:17 AM
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limited applicability

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    matthew loscalzo
    city of hope--national medical center
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    01/16/2014 10:17 AM
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useless for clinical work very good for research only

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    Jillian Smallwood
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    01/16/2014 10:17 AM
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We have used teh BSI-18 for a number of years and the only negative with this tool is the inability to measure for addiitonal sources of distress that are not somatic, anxiety, or depression related

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    James Zabora
    Inova Health System
  • Date:
    03/12/2013 4:00 PM
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Description of the BSI-18

The description fails to mention that there are "cancer norms" for the BSI-18 with three subscales- anxiety, depression, and somatization.

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    Don Nicholas
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    02/12/2014 2:22 PM
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    Jennifer Fournier
    St. Joseph's/Candler
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    Clinical Practice

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    Lara Traeger
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    02/12/2014 2:22 PM
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    Jeffrey Kendall
    Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    Brenda Wolles
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    Angela McCabe
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    Jeffery Porter
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    02/12/2014 2:22 PM
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    Derek Anderson
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    James Bearden
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    Margaret Brammer
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    02/12/2014 2:22 PM
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    Rose Anne Berila
    Seidman Cancer Center; APOS member
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    02/12/2014 2:22 PM
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    Chad Dingman
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    Brad Zebrack
    University of michigan
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    Karen Clark
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    Christy Collins
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    02/12/2014 2:22 PM
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    Mary Hughes
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    Paul Clark
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    02/13/2014 9:35 PM
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    Courtney Fuller
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    Brian Gonzalez
    Moffitt Cancer Center
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    01/15/2014 2:41 PM
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    Shelley Johns
    Indiana University School of Nursing
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