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PBI versions

Linguistically validated translations 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 version for skin diseases including, among others, acne vulgaris, atopic eczema, and psoriasis vulgaris (long version)
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-S-10
Standard version for skin diseases (10-item short version)
As PBI-S, see above
PBI 2.0
Short and revised 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-Asthma
Asthma bronchiale
German (Germany)
PBI-AR-K
Allergic rhinitis in children
German (Germany)
PBI-AIT
Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis: special version for treatment with Allergen 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-AY
Acne vulgaris in adolescents
German (Germany)
PBI-HE
Chronic hand eczema
German (Germany),
Russian (Russia),
Dutch (Netherlands),
Italian (Italy),
French (France),
Spanish (Spain),
English (UK),
Polish (Poland)
PBI-HH
Hyperhidrosis
German (Germany)
PBI-Reha-Dorso
Rehabilitation of dorsopathy
German (Germany)
PBI-Reha-Hip-Knee
Rehabilitation after hip or knee endoprothesis
German (Germany)
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-PsA
Psoriatic arthritis
German (Germany)
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)