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What does the chronic pain grade questionnaire measure?

Dixon, D. and Pollard, Beth and Johnston, Marie (2007) What does the chronic pain grade questionnaire measure? Pain, 130 (3). pp. 249-253. ISSN 0304-3959

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    Abstract

    This study explored the ability of the Chronic Pain Grade Questionnaire (CPG) to operationalise the WHO's model of health outcomes, namely the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Twelve expert judges used the method of discriminant content validation to allocate the seven items of the CPG to one or more ICF outcome, namely, impairment, activity limitations and participation restrictions. One-sample t-tests classified each item as measuring impairment, activity limitations or participation restrictions, or a combination thereof. The results indicated that the CPG contains items able to measure each of the three ICF outcomes. However, the pain grade classification system used in the CPG conflates the ICF outcomes. The implication of this conflation of outcome for the assessment of interventions is discussed.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 20134
    Keywords: chronic pain grade questionnaire, icf, health outcome measures, discriminant content validation, validity, Physiology, Psychology, Clinical Neurology, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Pharmacology, Neurology
    Subjects: Science > Physiology
    Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
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    Depositing user: Mr Alan Slevin
    Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 16:43
    Last modified: 11 Sep 2014 00:10
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/20134

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