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Table 2 Mean Multidimensional Pain Inventory subscale baseline scores

From: Differences in pain, function and coping in Multidimensional Pain Inventory subgroups of chronic back pain: a one-group pretest-posttest study

MPI subscales Interpersonally distressed
n = 61 (SD)
Adaptive copers
n = 56 (SD)
Dysfunctional
n = 50 (SD)
Pain severity (6 = worst, most) 4.22 (0.98) 4.64 (0.79) 5.06 (0.71)
Interference with pain (6 = worst, most) 3.89 (0.85) 3.97 (0.88) 5.12 (0.61)
Life control (6 = best, most) 2.89 (1.09) 3.80 (0.82) 1.91 (1.04)
Affective distress (6 = worst, most) 3.33 (1.31) 2.38 (1.11) 4.57 (0.96)
Support (6 = best, most) 2.47 (1.45) 5.35 (0.72) 5.23 (0.88)
Punishing responses (6 = worst, most) 1.75 (1.55) 0.94 (0.96) 1.40 (1.45)
Solicitous responses (6 = best, most) 1.95 (1.05) 4.66 (0.98) 4.42 (1.06)
Distracting Responses (6 = best, most) 2.25 (1.26) 4.10 (1.20) 4.18 (1.36)
General activities (6 = best, most) 2.46 (0.75) 2.48 (0.77) 1.92 (0.86)
  1. MPI = Multidimensional Pain Inventory; n = number of patients; SD = standard deviation.