Psychometric properties of the 8-item Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ-8) in a Swedish Chronic pain cohort
2014 (English)In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1650-1977, Vol. 46, no 1, 73-80 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain has good empirical support. Pain acceptance is most often assessed with the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ). Recently a shorter 8-item version, the CPAQ-8, was developed. Objectives: To further validate the CPAQ-8 in a Swedish context and to test its sensitivity to treatment effects, an as-yet unknown property of the instrument. Methods: A total of 891 patients completed the CPAQ, along with scales for anxiety and depression (Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale), kinesiophobia (Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia) and quality of life (Short Form-36). Confirmatory factor analyses were performed to examine the factor structure. Convergent validity was tested with Pearson's correlations. Changes over time were evaluated with paired t-test. Results: The confirmatory factor analyses showed that the CPAQ 2-factor model had a better fit compared with the 1-factor model, both for the 8- and 20-item versions. All CPAQ-8 scales demonstrated good internal consistency (alpha ≥ 0.80). They also correlated significantly with related constructs, supporting convergent validity. The CPAQ-8 explained a large share of the total variance in CPAQ-20 and was also able to track rehabilitation changes (large effect size, d = 0.89). Conclusion: CPAQ-8 demonstrated good psychometric properties and sensitivity to rehabilitation changes. Further research that considers other cultural contexts may lead enhance the applications of this instrument.
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Stiftelsen Rehabiliteringsinformation , 2014. Vol. 46, no 1, 73-80 p.
thermal pain thresholds, pressure pain thresholds, thermal detection thresholds, catastrophizing, anxiety, biopsychosocial, WAD
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103736DOI: 10.2340/16501977-1227ISI: 000330421800012PubMedID: 24036958OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-103736DiVA: diva2:690738