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Integrate Psychology and Medicine with the BHI™ 2 and BBHI™ 2 Psychological Assessments.

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BHI™ 2

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

  • Evaluate a patient's readiness for medical and behavioral interventions
  • Meet evidence based medical treatment guidelines outlined for good clinical practice 
  • Measure the relationship and impact of physical, environmental, and psychological factors on the patient's treatment
  • Support evaluations involving injuries, worker's compensation, and psychological factors
  • Evaluate treatment effectiveness and monitor clinical outcomes
  • Facilitate communication within a multidisciplinary treatment team or between physicians and psychologists



Derived from BHI, the shorter Brief Battery for Health Improvement 2 (BBHI 2) instrument helps practitioners quickly evaluate for a number of psychomedical factors commonly seen in patients with injuries, such as pain, somatic, and functional complaints — as well as traditional psychological concerns such as depression, anxiety and patient defensiveness.

The information provided by the BBHI 2 test can help medical professionals obtain a quick yet comprehensive overview of the patient to help in treatment planning and in determining whether the patient may need a more in-depth evaluation by a psychologist.



These two BBHI 2 Online Tutorials will help you quickly gain an understanding of how to use the BBHI 2 test to efficiently assess for pain, function, depression, and other biopsychosocial issues that are commonly associated with pain and rehabilitation patients.

  • BBHI 2 Brief Tutorial: A brief overview that discusses what the test measures, how you can easily incorporate it into your office protocol, and insurance reimbursement.

    View the Tutorial (16 minutes)

  • An In-Depth Look at the BBHI 2 Report: Thoroughly discusses the information available on the test's results report and how you can use that information to better understand your patient's level of pain and expectations from treatment.

    View the Tutorial (10 minutes)