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Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI)

Description
A commonly used inventory used to measure burnout; this version is adapted from the more general MBI-GS.
Author
Beck (1961)
Cost
Free/Fair use for academic/research use
Total Items/questions
21
Factors
1
Target population
Administration
Self-report, can be used pre and post intervention, responses on a 4 point scale. 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Scoring Sum all of the item scores to obtain an overall BDI score.
Useful Reads
  • BioPsychoSocial Assessment Tools for the Elderly – Assessment Summary Sheet
  • Beck, A. T.; Ward, C. H.; Mendelson, M.; Mock, J.; Erbaugh, J. (1961) ‘An inventory for measuring depression’, Archives of General Psychiatry, 4: 561-571.
  • Newer version of the inventory BDI-II available from: Beck Depression Inventory®-II (BDI®-II)

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