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Table 3 Pearson correlation coefficient and p-value for the association between the PSOCQ subscales and pain during activity, emotional distress and self-efficacy

From: Psychometric properties of the pain stages of change questionnaire as evaluated by rasch analysis in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain

Subscales Pain during activity Emotional distress Self-efficacy
Precontemplation r = 0.29,p < 0.001* r = 0.34, p < 0.001* r = -0.25, p < 0.001*
(r = 0.32,p < 0.001) (r = 0.32, p < 0.001) (r = -0.27, p < 0.001)
Contemplation r = 0.04,p = 0.59 r = 0.18, p = 0.08 r = -0.05, p = 0.46
(r = 0.06,p = 0.36) (r = 0.14, p = 0.04) (r = -0.12, p = 0.09)
Action r = 0.08,p = 0.90 r = -0.15, p = 0.02 r = -0.28, p < 0.001*
(r = -0.09,p = 0.90) (r = -0.17, p = 0.01) (r = -0.27, p < 0.001)
Maintenance r = -0.04,p = 0.57 r = -0.19, p = 0.04 r = 0.22, p = 0.001*
(r = -0.03,p = 0.71) (r = -0.17, p = 0.01) (r = 0.19, p = 0.005)
  1. The results based on the Rasch calibrated person estimates for the revised subscales are reported with the results for the original uncalibrated sumscores in parenthesis.
  2. *Bonferroni corrected significance level 0.02.