BIS 11 - Japanese version

Japanese language version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale

Sample
34 female college students and 416 hospital workers in Niigata City, Japan.

Translation Method
English to Japanese translation by Dr. Saburo Takahashi.  Back translation by Dr. Toshiyuki Someya.  The two translators reached consensus on comparison of the two translations.

Item Analysis
Cronbach’s alpha = .80
Test-retest reliability (1-month)  r = .70, p < .001

Factor Analysis 
Confirmatory factor analysis supported (goodness-of-fit .85)  the three second-order factor solution of the original (Patton, Stanford, & Barratt, 1995).

Reference 
The Japanese version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, 11th version (BIS-11): its reliability and validity.
Someya T, Sakado K, Seki T, Kojima M, Reist C, Tang SW, Takahashi S (2001)
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 55, 111-114.
PubMed ID 11285088