Pain assessment index: Evaluationfollowing multidisciplinary pain treatment

Thomas P. Guck, Philip W. Meilman, F. Miles Skultety

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The Pain Assessment Index is a weighted composite of MMPI scales which has been shown tobe useful in predicting surgical outcome for chronic pain patients. In this study, 48 patients treated at a nonsurgical multidisciplinary pain clinic were categorized into predicted success (N=23) or predicted failure (N=25) groups based on their PAI scores. The groups did not differ on any of the pretreatment variables, and they differed on only one follow-up outcome measure. More patients in the predicted failure group reported using narcotics than did their predicted success group counterparts. Implications of these results and recommendations for future research are discussed. J Pain Sympt Manag 1987;2:23–27.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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