EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
52,725,316
Abstracts:
28,411,598
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

The modified somatic perception questionnaire






Journal of Psychosomatic Research 27(6): 503-514

The modified somatic perception questionnaire

The development of a new scale to measure somatic and autonomic perception, the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire or MSPQ is described. It has been derived specifically for use with chronic backache patients, although its utility with other chronic pain problems is currently under investigation. Following pilot studies on anxious patients and normal controls a pool of items was subjected to reliability checks and parallel-form analysis. The final 13 item scale was derived from a pilot study of 102 chronic backache patients and its construct validity confirmed on a further study of 200 backache patients. Sex differences in the use of the scale were intergrated into the final version. The scale was compared with the Zung Depression Inventory and the first 3 clinical scales of the MMPI [Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory] Individual items were compared with clinical symptomatology rated independently by an orthopedic surgeon. The MSPQ was compared with electromyographic readings from the erector spinae muscles and biceps, with the rating of pain using the McGill Pain Questionnaire, and with experimental ischemic pain using the submaximum effort tourniquet test. The scale was of importance in the understanding of functional disability. Its predictive validity in response to treatment is currently under investigation in studies of spinal fusion, chemonucleosis and multidisciplinary pain programs. The simple 13 item 4-point self-report scale is easy to administer, has high patient compliance and, in conjunction with measures of depressive symptomatology and inappropriate signs and symptoms would seem to be of considerable promise in the understanding of the sequelae of backache and much more sensitive than traditional measures of personality structure.


Accession: 006719636

PMID: 6229628



Related references

Bragazzi, N.Luigi.; Puente, G.Del.; Natta, W.Maria., 2014: Somatic perception, cultural differences and immigration: results from administration of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire (MSPQ) to a sample of immigrants. The number of immigrants in Italy has doubled every 10 years from 1972 and Genoa hosts two large communities of immigrants from South America and Africa. We investigated differences in the somatic perception between immigrants and Italians and bet...

Anonymous, 2008: The relationship between the modified somatic perception questionnaire

Main, C.J., 1983: The Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire (MSPQ). The development of a new scale to measure somatic and autonomic perception, the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire or MSPQ is described. It has been derived specifically for use with chronic backache patients, although its utility with othe...

Crighton, A.H.; Wygant, D.B.; Applegate, K.C.; Umlauf, R.L.; Granacher, R.P., 2015: Can brief measures effectively screen for pain and somatic malingering? Examination of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire and Pain Disability Index. Recent rise in fraudulent disability claims in the United States has resulted in psychologists being increasingly called upon to use psychological tests to determine whether disability claims based on psychological or somatic/pain complaints are l...

Brasseux, R.; Greve, K.W.; Gianoli, G.J.; Soileau, J.S.; Bianchini, K.J., 2008: The relationship between the modified somatic perception questionnaire and dynamic platform posturography. Objective: To analyze if patients whose vestibular symptoms are associated with nonorganic sway patterns show more evidence of sornatization and/or malingering than patients whose vestibular symptoms are associated with normal or physiologically...

Jansson-Fröjmark, M.; MacDonald, S., 2009: Exploratory factor analysis of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire on a sample with insomnia symptoms. The purpose of this study was to examine the factorial solution of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire (MSPQ) among individuals with insomnia symptoms in the general population. A cross-sectional study with a randomly selected sample fro...

Donaldson, M.B.; Learman, K.; Wright, A.; Brown, C.; Howes, C.; Cook, C.E., 2011: Factor structure and concurrent/convergent validity of the modified somatic perception questionnaire and pain beliefs instrument. Our goal was to create a parsimonious combination of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire (MSPQ) and the Pain Beliefs Screening Instrument (PBSI) through factorial structural analysis and to investigate the associations of the new scale (...

Bianchini, K.J.; Aguerrevere, L.E.; Guise, B.J.; Ord, J.S.; Etherton, J.L.; Meyers, J.E.; Soignier, R.Denis.; Greve, K.W.; Curtis, K.L.; Bui, J., 2015: Accuracy of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire and Pain Disability Index in the detection of malingered pain-related disability in chronic pain. The Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire (MSPQ) and the Pain Disability Index (PDI) are both popular clinical screening instruments in general orthopedic, rheumatologic, and neurosurgical clinics and are useful for identifying pain patients w...

Landy, F.J.; Stern, R.M., 1971: Factor analysis of a somatic perception questionnaire. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 15(2): 179-181

Pacheco-Huergo, V.; Viladrich, C.; Pujol-Ribera, E.; Cabezas-Peña, C.; Núñez, M.; Roura-Olmeda, P.; Amado-Guirado, E.; Núñez, E.; Del Val, Jé.Luis., 2012: Perception in chronic illnesses: linguistic validation of the revised Illness Perception Questionnaire and the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire for a Spanish population. To obtain adapted versions for the Spanish population of a specific version of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire Revised (IPQ-R(e)) and the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire (BIPQ), conceptually and linguistically equivalent to the...