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Brunel Mood Scale

The Brunel Mood Scale, or BRUMS, is a 24-item mood scale that measures six identifiable affective mood states. Patients generally respond to each mood descriptor via a 5-point scale ranging from 0 (not at all) to 4 (extremely), based on subjective feelings.[1]​​ 

The six mood states, anger, confusion, depression, fatigue, tension, and vigor, aren’t diagnostic but instead refer to sub-clinical psychological conditions or moods.[2] BRUMS is derived from the 

Profile of Mood States (POMS) and was developed to provide a quick assessment of mood states, usually in a clinical setting. 

Respondents indicate the extent to which they have experienced the feelings described by the 24 mood descriptors using a 5-point Likert scale, where each number corresponds to a level of emotion:

0 = Not at all

1 = A little

2 = Moderately

3 = Quite a bit

4 = Extremely

The standard reference time frame is “how you feel right now,” although clinicians can use a variety of other reference periods. The average completion time of the BRUMS is 1 to 2 minutes.[3]​​