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The Boston Bowel Preparation Scale

The Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS; pronounced “bee-bops”) was developed by investigators in the Gastroenterology section to provide a standardized method for rating the quality of bowel preparation during colonoscopy. The scale is valid and demonstrates good inter- and intra-rater reliability (Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009;69:620-5).

Watch a free instructional videoto learn more: Login into the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale Educational Program

The physicians and staff of the Gastroenterology section at Boston Medical Center are affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). To learn more about research activities, please visit the Gastroenterology Section of the BUSM website.


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