Skip to main content

Table 3 Description of MPI-subgroups

From: Psychological and behavioral differences between low back pain populations: a comparative analysis of chiropractic, primary and secondary care patients

MPI-subgroups (abbreviations) Patient characteristics
Adaptive Copers (AC) Low pain severity.
Low interference with everyday life due to pain.
Low life distress.
High activity level.
High perception of life control.
Interpersonally Distressed (ID) Low levels of social support.
Low levels of solicitous and distracting responses from significant others.
High scores on punishing responses compared to the DYS and AC patients.
Dysfunctional (DYS) High pain severity.
Marked interference with everyday life due to pain.
High affective distress.
Low perception of life control.
Low activity level.