Grupo de investigación sobre aplicaciones de la realidad virtual en Psicología clínica. Universidad de Barcelona

Departamento / UB



Miembros del equipo


Body-image disturbances have been one of the most thoroughly studied areas in relation to eating disorders. Some of the tasks designed to assess them have estimated specific parts of the body, while others have made overall estimations of body size. In recent years, the introduction of computing procedures has permitted a combination of the two approaches and has facilitated their application. The program we describe here (BIAS; Body-Image Assessment Software) evaluates body-image distortions and body dissatisfaction by the on-screen presentation of a scale image that can be modified by the patient in its different components. The program was developed using Microsoft Access 2000 and Visual Basic for applications. It can be run on any computer with Windows and Microsoft Access 2000 or Microsoft Access 2000 RunTime, which makes it particularly easy to use and means that the data recorded can be analysed directly using applications such as SPSS.

Here you can download the program and save it in your computer. The only term of use is to mention the authors everytime you use or refer to the program.

Alex Letosa, Marta Ferrer and José Gutiérrez-Maldonado
University of Barcelona, Spain

Mailing address
Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamientos Psicológicos
Facultad de Psicología. Paseo Valle de Hebron, 171, 08035 Barcelona, Spain


Body Image Assessment Software (BIAS):
BIAS 1.0 Spanish version

BIAS 1.2 English version
BIAS 1.2 Italian version

Video demo (BIAS 1.0 English)
Psychometrical properties