The pain behavior check list (PBCL): Factor structure and psychometric properties

  title={The pain behavior check list (PBCL): Factor structure and psychometric properties},
  author={Robert D. Kerns and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite and Roberta Rosenberg and Steven Southwick and Earl L. Giller and Mary Casey Jacob},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
The construct of “pain behaviors” as observable and measurable manifestations of pain occupies a central role in Fordyce's operant model of pain. The present study was designed to evaluate the multidimensional nature of the construct and to explore the psychometric properties of a newly developed self-report instrument called the Pain Behavior Check List (PBCL). Subjects were 126 chronic pain patients who completed an initial version of the PBCL and other standardized questionnaires as part of… CONTINUE READING

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