Versions and Languages


PBI versions

Validated translations of the original, German versions of the PBI have usually been performed as follows:

  1. independent translations by 2 native speakers
  2. independent back-translations by 2 native speakers
  3. tabulation of all translations (sentence by sentence) with listing of all differences between translations and differences between back translations and original
  4. translators’ and methodologists’/authors’ conference (sentence by sentence) to find a consensus on the final translation
  5. proof reading of the final questionnaire by a native speaker
To date, the following disease-specific versions of the PBI are available: To date, the following translations of this version have been performed:
PBI-S
Standard versions for skin diseases including, among others, acne vulgaris, atopic eczema, and psoriasis vulgaris
Chinese (Taiwan),
Czech (Czech Republic),
Croatian (Croatia),
Danish (Denmark),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Dutch (Belgium),
English (Australia),
English (Canada),
English (UK),
English (USA),
French (Canada),
French (France & Belgium),
French (Switzerland),
German (Austria),
German (Germany),
German (Switzerland),
Greek (Greece),
Hungarian (Hungary),
Italian (Italy),
Italian (Switzerland),
Japanese (Japan),
Korean (Korea),
Polish (Poland),
Russian (Russia),
Slovenian (Slovenia)
Spanish (Spain),
Spanish (USA),
Swedish (Sweden),
Ukrainian (Ukraine)
PBI 2.0
Short version for skin diseases including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, ulcus cruris, and vitiligo
German (Germany)
PBI-HS
Acne inversa / hidradenitis suppurativa
German (Germany)
PBI-AK
Actinic keratosis
German (Germany)
PBI-AH
Aged skin
German (Germany)
PBI-AR
Allergic rhinitis
German (Germany),
Russian (Russia),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-AR-K
Allergic rhinitis in children
German (Germany)
PBI-SIT
Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis: special version for evaluation of specific immunotherapy
German (Germany)
PBI-AD-K
Atopic dermatitis in children
(to be filled in by child or parents, depending on the child’s age)
German (Germany),
Russian (Russia),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-HE
Chronic hand eczema
German (Germany),
Russian (Russia),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-W
Chronic wounds
German (Germany),
Russian (Russia),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-UAW
Chronic wounds, special version for evaluation of ultrasound treatment
German (Germany),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-K
Cosmetic indications
German (Germany),
Russian (Russia),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-IZ
Interstitial cystitis
German (Germany),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-L
Lymphedema
German (Germany),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
Turkish (Turkey)
PBI-MS
Multiple sclerosis
German (Germany)
NAPPA-PBI:
Nail psoriasis
German (Germany),
Italian (Italy),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Portuguese (Portugal),
Greek (Greece),
Danish (Denmark),
Japanese (Japan),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-NF
Neurofibromatosis
German (Germany),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-POD
Peripheral artery occlusive disease
German (Germany),
English (UK)
PBI-P
Pruritus
German (Germany, Austria),
Russian (Russia),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
Spanish (USA),
English (UK),
English (USA),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-Rheuma
Rheumatoid arthritis
German (Germany)
PBI-RO
Rosacea
German (Germany),
Russian (Russia),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-V
Venous diseases
German (Germany),
Russian (Russia),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-Vit
Vitiligo
German (Germany),
Russian (Russia),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)