Quality of Well-Being Scale and Chronic Low Back Pain

  title={Quality of Well-Being Scale and Chronic Low Back Pain},
  author={Michael Thomas Smith and Timothy P. Carmody and Michelle Sun Smith},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
Outcome measures that assess quality of life for use in health policy decisions need to be investigated in chronic pain patients. In the present study, the validity of the Quality of Well-Being Scale (QWB) was evaluated on 67 adult chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients who were enrolled in a 12-week multidisciplinary pain treatment program. Participants completed the QWB, a battery of pain measures, a behavioral observation task, and a medical exam. The findings indicated that CLBP patients… CONTINUE READING
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