Brief Pain Inventory

The Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) (Cleeland & Ryan, 1994) produces pain severity and pain interference scores ranging from 0 to 10 and higher scores indicate worse pain.

There is a short and a long form. There are 15 questions on the Short Form BPI (9 questions, with the last question containing 7 parts). In PROMIS calibration testing, 11 of the 15 questions were administered (BPI items 1, 2, 7, and 8 were omitted).

However, for some BPI items, PROMIS calibration testing used a one week recall period. This matches the recall period used by the BPI long form, but not the 24-hour recall period used in the BPI short form.



PROMIS Pain Interference and BPI Interference Linking Table PROMIS Pain  Interference and BPI Interference Full Report 
PROMIS Pain Interference and Pain NRS Linking Table (coming soon) PROMIS Pain Interference and Pain NRS Full Report (coming soon)