Patient Surveys and Other Tools For Lupus
LupusPRO, Lupus Impact Tracker-LIT, Body Image in Lupus Screen-BILS, SIMPLE Index
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 Tools to help patients and doctors communicate efficiently and effectively, and to help them quickly but systematically assess disease activity

Body Image in Lupus Screen:

Simple and quick way to screen for body image concerns among people with lupus.

People with lupus may develop poor body image.

BILS was developed as a quick screen for body image evaluation specifically for lupus, using FDA guidelines, and feedback from male and female patients with lupus. It has 5 items, and is validated against three other longer body image measures.

It is available by itself for studies or patient care; and also is included as a domain within the LupusPRO. It is published and validated in numeorus languages, and is responsive to change in body image.

For information on, or permission to use the tool, please contact:

Meenakshi Jolly, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Rheumatology, Department of Medicine

Rush University Medical Center

1611 W Harrison Street, Suite 510

Chicago, Il 60612

Phone: 312.563.2800

Fax: 312.563.2075

Copyright: Rush University and University of Illinois at Chicago

Conditions of use: With Author’s written Permission only. Free for patients, clinical care, academic/non- profit research, with the signature of an agreement. With fees for commercial/pharmaceutical companies, with the signature of an agreement.