Brief Hospice Inventory

Brief Hospice Inventory has been developed by Charles C. Cleeland. Original instrument has been published in English. The Brief Hospice Inventory, developed for use in hospice patients. There are four subscale; physical, psychological, patient's perception for hospice care, and quality of life.

Abbreviated Name: BHI Author(s): Charles C. Cleeland Purpose: To assess outcomes of hospice patients Population: Terminal patients Type of Instrument: Quality of Life Mode of Administration: Rater:

Time required: Response Options: Scoring:

Score Direction: Number of Items: 17 Original Language: English

Contact for information and permission to use:

Charles C. Cleeland Department of Symptom Research Box 221

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030 USA E-mail: [email protected]

Dimensions covered by the questionnaire :

• Physical symptom o Pain o Tiredness o Nausea o Loss of apetite o Shortness of breath

• Psychological symptom o Depression o Anxiety o Distress related to changes in self care ability

• Patient's perception of hospice care o Overall symptom management o Sense of being cared for o Helpfulness of hospice care

• Quality of life o Pertaining to comfort o Feelings of life as a gift

Self-administered 9 minutes

10-point Likert scale

The form exists in a patient and caregiver versions, with a symptom subscale (8 items), and a quality-of-life subscale

(9 items) scored on a 0 to 10 scale, with 0-4 as "mild",

5-6 as "moderate" and as 7-10 "severe".

Higher scores show better QoL

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