Israeli adolescents' norms of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI).

L. Canetti*, A. Y. Shalev, A. K. De-Nour

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The internal consistency and concurrent validity of a Hebrew version of Derogatis' Brief Symptom Index (BSI) were assessed in a sample of 840 high school students from three different towns in Israel. The results show high levels of internal consistency and good concurrent validity of the Hebrew version. The type of high school and the country of origin of the subjects' parents had no significant effect on BSI scores. Differences between Israeli and US subjects are reported. BSI norms presented in this study might be used in further studies in Israel.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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