Brisbane Burn Scar Impact Profile
The Brisbane Burn Scar Impact Profile (1.0) was developed in 2013 to assess health-related quality of life in people with burn scars. Four separate versions were developed: one for adults, one for children aged 8 to 18 years, one for caregivers of children aged less than 8 years, and one for caregivers of children aged 8 years or older. Preliminary testing has supported the content validity of the Brisbane Burn Scar Impact Profile (Tyack et al., Burns 2015 in press). However, psychometric testing is ongoing.
Tyack Z, Ziviani Z, Kimble R, Plaza R, Jones A, Cuttle L, Simons M. (2015). Measuring the impact of burn scarring on health-related quality of life: development and preliminary content validation of the Brisbane Burn Scar Impact Profile (BBSIP) for children and adults. Burns (in press).
Dr Zephanie Tyack, Research Fellow, Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research can be contacted for further information.
The State of Queensland is the copyright holder for the Brisbane Burn Scar Impact Profile with the details provided on the last page of each of the profiles. The suggested citation for referencing the Brisbane Burn Scar Impact Profile depends on the version chosen. For example if using the adult version the citation should be: Tyack Z, Simons M, Kimble R. (2013). Brisbane Burn Scar Impact Profile for Adults. Version 1.0. The State of Queensland (Queensland Health), Queensland. Details for the suggested citation are provided on the last page of each version.
The Brisbane Burn Scar Impact Profile may be used for clinical and research purposes. However, testing for reliability has not yet been completed and testing for validity is ongoing thus the profile should not be considered as the only measure on which to base decisions. Whilst we will endeavour to keep this site up-to-date we cannot guarantee that the most up-to-date or accurate content is provided. Guidelines for scoring cannot yet be provided however will be available in the near future.