CBA-2.0 and CBA-H: Two broad spectrum questionnaires for psychological assessment in medical settings

Giorgio Bertolotti, Ornella Bettinardi, Paolo Michielin, Ezio Sanavio, Giulio Vidotto, Anna Maria Zotti

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The acronym CBA stands for Cognitive Behavioral Assessment and indicates an overall approach of a group of researchers who developed questionnaires for clinical assessment. This paper presents two such questionnaires and reviews their application in medical settings. CBA-2.0 is a wide-ranging battery, useful to explore most adult cases that are referred for psychological assessment in a clinical setting. It has been used in the psychological assessment of patients with physical illnesses and in psychophysiological research. CBA-H (the Hospital format) is a 147-item questionnaire for both inpatients and outpatients suffering from physical illnesses. Because of the different time lag scales, CBA-H distinguishes between the emotional states and behavioral changes linked to the recent hospitalization (or disease diagnosis) and the patient's pre-existing characteristics. Both CBA-2.0 and CBA-H have been widely used in hospitals in Italy and have succeeded in reconciling the hospital world with clinical psychology interventions. Future development rely on translations and cross-cultural research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalActivitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Clinical assessment
  • Health psychology
  • Hospital
  • Psychological questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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