Sociodemographic and clinical correlates of P-A-I-N

Raymond M. Costello, Lawrence S. Schoenfeld, Somayaji Ramamurthy, Brittania Hobbs-Hardee

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Abstract

Rules to clarify MMPI profiles into four types (P-A-I-N) observed commonly in chronic pain patient populations were tested to determine if resulting average profiles matched computer-algorithm derived prototypes. Close matches were obtained, suggeting that the rules could be used in the ordinary pain clinic setting to look for type x treatment interactions. Seven clinical variables differentiated the types. Type P and N were most different from one another, and Types A and I represented poles on an optimism-pessimism dimension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-321
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Costello, R. M., Schoenfeld, L. S., Ramamurthy, S., & Hobbs-Hardee, B. (1989). Sociodemographic and clinical correlates of P-A-I-N. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 33(3), 315-321. https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-3999(89)90022-6