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
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.