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Brief report: a confirmatory approach to exploring the factor structure of the social consequences of pain questionnaire. J Pediatr Psychol 2010 Jul;35(6):611-6

Date

08/28/2009

Pubmed ID

19710250

DOI

10.1093/jpepsy/jsp075

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Confirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate the factor structure of the Social Consequences of Pain (SCP) questionnaire in youth referred for specialty pain treatment. The existing four-factor structure (i.e., Positive Attention, Negative Attention, Activity Restriction, Privileges) was compared to an alternate three-factor structure merging Positive Attention and Privileges into a single scale (Favorable Consequences).

METHODS: Participants were 373 youth (aged 8-18 years) with chronic pain referred to a tertiary pain clinic. Most participants presented with pain in the head, abdomen, legs, or back. Participants completed the SCP questionnaire at or before an intake appointment.

RESULTS: Both three-factor and four-factor solutions were acceptable. The three-factor solution emerged as preferable due to stronger internal consistencies.

CONCLUSIONS: Findings support the validity of the SCP for the assessment of social consequences in diverse presentations of pediatric chronic pain.

Author List

Sato AF, Davies WH, Berlin KS, Salamon KS, Khan KA, Weisman SJ

Authors

W. Hobart Davies Professor & Chair in the Phychology department at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Steven J. Weisman MD Professor in the Anesthesiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adaptation, Psychological
Adolescent
Attention
Chi-Square Distribution
Child
Chronic Disease
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Female
Humans
Male
Pain
Psychometrics
Reproducibility of Results
Surveys and Questionnaires
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