Skip to main content

Table 4 Comparison of different versions of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory concerning test-retest reliability of scales

From: Reliability of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory and stability of the MPI classification system in chronic back pain

Pearson correlation coefficients (rp)
MPI subscales Original German version[9] (n = 25) German cross-validation: current study (n = 204) Original US version[16] (n = 60) US cross-validation[11] (n = 199) Swedish version[26] (n = 54) Dutch version[27] (n = 59)
Pain severity 0.59 0.77 0.82 0.74 0.75 0.74
Interference 0.78 0.82 0.86 0.87 0.85 0.89
Life control 0.72 0.57 0.68 0.62 0.81 0.74
Negative mood 0.68 0.73 0.69 0.53 0.74 0.73
Support 0.46 0.85 0.80 0.84 0.88 0.88
Negative responses 0.70 0.75 0.84 0.79 0.75 0.81
Solicitous responses 0.72 0.87 0.89 0.83 0.73 0.78
Distracting responses 0.89 0.77 0.62 0.80 0.76 0.65
General activity 0.73 0.86 0.89 0.85 0.80 0.78