Introducing the BBQ
The Brunnsviken Brief Quality of life scale (BBQ) is a modern, validated self-rating scale for subjective quality of life, that is free to use for clinicians and researchers alike. There are no licensing costs and authors are encouraged to submit new translations into other languages. The BBQ was developed by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University (two universities situated next to lake Brunnsviken) for use with both clinical and non-clinical samples, in both research and clinical practice. The BBQ is quick and easy to administer and score, taps overall self-experienced quality of life, and has been professionally translated into most major languages. Head over to the Download page and see for yourself!
A paper describing the development and psychometric validation of the BBQ was published open access (i.e. access available for everyone for free) in February 2016. An additional study is currently underway, describing the psychometric validation of the BBQ in five novel languages. An additional study will examine whether the psychometric properties differ between pen-and-paper and online administration.
Update: BBQ has now achieved a citation rate that places it in the top 5% (the 95th percentile) in Scopus, demonstrating significant influence in the field of outcomes research.
In the spotlight: BBQ is used in RCTs! Here is the latest:
Hagberg, T., Manhem, P., Oscarsson, M., Michel, F., Andersson, G., & Carlbring, P. (2023). Efficacy of transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral therapy for assertiveness: A randomized controlled trial. Internet Interventions, 32, 100629. doi:10.1016/j.invent.2023.100629