Title

Affective and evaluative descriptors of pain in the McGill pain questionnaire: Reduction and reorganization

Date of this Version

1-1-2004

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Interim status: Citation only.

Fernandez, E. & Boyle, G. J. (2001). Affective and evaluative descriptors of pain in the McGill pain questionnaire: Reduction and reorganization. In G. J. Boyle & D. H. Saklofske (Eds)., The psychology of individual differences: Vol 4 clinical and applied research (pp. 324-336). London: Sage Publications. ISBN: 0-7619-4409-5

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© Copyright by the American Pain Society, 2001.

ISBN

0-7619-4409-5

Abstract

Extract:

The language of pain offers important clues to a person's pain and suffering, as repeatedly emphasized by Merskey and colleagues. ¹ˉ³ The first systematic method of assessing pain by verbal descriptors was the McGill Pain Quesyionnaire (MPQ), now the most widely used instrument in pain research and practice.

¹ˉ³ See notes in book.

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