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Beck Depression Inventory®-II
(BDI®-II)

 

Overview: Assess depression

Age Range: 13 through 80 years

Other Languages: Spanish

Administration: 5 minutes; self-administered, or verbally by a trained administrator

Scoring Options: Manual scoring or Q-global™ Scoring & Reporting

Publication Date: 1996

 
 
 

Product Details

The Beck keeps getting better!

You can assess depression with the Beck Depression Inventory®—II (BDI®–II), which is in line with the depression criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—Fourth Edition (DSM–IV). This new edition of the Beck Depression Inventory®, the most widely used instrument for detecting depression, takes just five minutes to complete and is more clinically sensitive than ever.

New Items
Like its predecessor, the BDI–II consists of 21 items to assess the intensity of depression in clinical and normal patients. Each item is a list of four statements arranged in increasing severity about a particular symptom of depression. These new items bring the BDI–II into alignment with DSM–IV criteria.

Items on the new scale replace items that dealt with symptoms of weight loss, changes in body image, and somatic preoccupation. Another item on the BDI that tapped work difficulty was revised to examine loss of energy. Also, sleep loss and appetite loss items were revised to assess both increases and decreases in sleep and appetite.

Time Frame Increased
Current DSM–IV guidelines require assessing depression symptoms over the preceding two weeks. The time frame for the response set in the new edition was changed from one week to two to comply.

Improved Clinical Sensitivity
After testing original and new items on a large clinical sample (N = 500), test developers compared item-option characteristic curves. The new editions showed improved clinical sensitivity, with the reliability of the BDI–II (Coefficient Alpha = .92) higher than the BDI (Coefficient Alpha = .86).

Scoring

Q-global

This test is available on Q-global™ - Pearson's new web-based platform for scoring and reporting. It's accessible anytime, from any computer connected to the Internet. Secure and affordable, this system helps you quickly and automatically organize information, generate scores, and produce accurate, comprehensive reports.

Q-global also offers:

  • 24/7 secure, web-based access
  • Portability: Q-global can be used on mobile devices such as a laptop or tablet
  • On-demand, reliable scoring and comprehensive reporting solutions
  • Pricing on a per-report basis

Resources

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Pricing & Ordering

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Q-global® Web-based Administration, Scoring and Reporting
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  • BDI-II Q-global Interpretive Report
    63175
    $3.00
     
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    1 - 4 $3.00
    5 - 49 $2.85
    50 - 99 $2.70
    100 - 249 $2.55
    250+ $2.40
 
 
Q LocalTM Software-based Scoring and Reporting
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  • Q Local/BDI-II Record Forms - English
    32102
    $55.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • Q Local/BDI-II Record Forms - Spanish
    32103
    $55.00
     
    Pkg of 25
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  • Q Local/BDI-II Interpretive Report
    51690
    $3.00
     
    Price per administration
    QuantityPrice Each
    1 - 4 $3.00
    5 - 49 $2.85
    50 - 99 $2.70
    100 - 249 $2.55
    250+ $2.40
  • Q Local/BDI-II Progress Report
    51691
    $.00
     
 
 
Manual Scoring
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  • BDI-II Complete Kit
    0158018370
    $125.00
     
    Includes Manual and 25 Record Forms
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  • BDI-II Record Forms
    0158018397
    $55.00
     
    Pkg of 25
  • BDI-II Spanish Record Forms
    0158018494
    $55.00
     
    Pkg of 25
 
 
 
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