BIS 11 - Italian version

Italian language version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale.  This page provides a summary of the psychometric properties of the Italian language version of the BIS-11 (Fossati, Di Ceglie, Acquarini, and Barratt, 2001), along with a copy of this form. 

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763 college undergraduates living on the campus of
University of Urbino.

Translation Method
English to Italian translation by Andrea Fossati with consensus in translation with two other Italian/English speaking clinical psychologists.  Back translation by a native English language professional translator.

Item Analysis
Cronbach’s alpha = .79
Test-retest reliability (2-month)  r = .889, p < .001

Factor Analysis 
Principal components analyses of BIS11 items showed good agreement with the original (Patton, Stanford, & Barratt, 1995) six factor loading.  Both item loading and comparison to the English version factor analyses are presented.

External Validity 
Validity demonstrated by correlation with Buss–Durkee Hostility Inventory and the Wender Utah Rating Scale.  There were also small, significant correlations with cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, drinking alcohol to cope, binge eating.

Psychometric properties of an Italian version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-11 (BIS-11) in nonclinical subjects.
Fossati A, Di Ceglie A, Acquarini E, and Barratt ES (2001).
Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57, 815-828.   
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This Italian language form is reprinted with permission from:
Borderline: Struttura, categoria, dimensione. 
Maffei, C. (2008).  
Cortina Rafffaello, Milano, Italy.   ISBN 9788860301543

The International Society for Research on Impulsivity acknowledges the generous support of Dr. Andrea Fossati, Faculty of Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milano, Italy in making this form available for research.