Development and preliminary psychometric testing of the centrality of pain scale.

@article{Nicolaidis2011DevelopmentAP,
  title={Development and preliminary psychometric testing of the centrality of pain scale.},
  author={Christina Nicolaidis and Terry Chianello and Martha Gerrity},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={612-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to develop and begin to evaluate a new measure of the centrality of pain in patients' lives. DESIGN The study was designed as a cross-sectional survey and cognitive interviews. SETTING The study was set in an academic general internal medicine clinic. PATIENTS Sixty-five adult internal medicine patients with chronic nonmalignant pain (CNMP) participated in the study. OUTCOME MEASURES We assessed content validity and clarity of the 10-item… CONTINUE READING
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