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Minerva Anestesiologica 2002 July-August;68(7-8):607-11

language: Italian

A validation study of an italian version of the brief pain inventory in the patients with chronic pain

Bonezzi C. 1, Nava A. 2, Barbieri M. 1, Bettaglio R. 1, De-martini L. 1, Miotti D. 1, Paulin L. 1

1 Fondazione S. Maugeri, Istituto Scientifico, Pavia Unità Operativa di Cure Palliative e Terapia del Dolore
2 Scuola di Specializzazione in Anestesia e Rianimazione Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia


Background. The pur­pose of ­this ­study has ­been the val­i­da­tion of an Italian ver­sion of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), Breve Questionario per la val­u­taz­i­one del Dolore (­BQVD), in ­patients ­with chron­ic ­pain not-­caused by neo­plas­tic ill­ness.
Methods. The anal­y­sis has ­been pro­posed to 113 ­patients affect­ed by dif­fer­ent ­kinds of chron­ic ­pain of non-neo­plas­tic ori­gin ­while hos­pi­tal­ized, ­both as out­pa­tients or as in-­patients. The descrip­tive anal­y­sis of the spec­i­men and of ­each ­item of the BPI has ­been car­ried out. Moreover, the psy­cho­met­ric char­ac­ter­is­tics of the anal­y­sis, intend­ed as an instru­ment to ­describe inten­sity of ­pain and its inter­fer­ence in the var­i­ous ­aspects of ­life ­have ­been inves­ti­gat­ed, eval­u­at­ing ­with fac­to­ri­al anal­y­sis its valid­ity ­both as a con­struct, and its inter­nal coher­ence cal­cu­lat­ing the Cronbach’s ­alpha of the ­whole instru­ment and of ­each iden­ti­fi­er ­with fac­to­ri­al anal­y­sis.
Results. From the fac­to­ri­al anal­y­sis ­emerged a ­frame ­with ­three fac­tors ­that ­have ­been iden­ti­fied as Pain inten­sity, Pain inter­fer­ence in emo­tion­al ­sphere and Interference in work­ing activ­ities.
Conclusions. The Brief Pain Inventory can be con­sid­ered a suit­able use­ful instru­ment in the glo­bal eval­u­a­tion of ­patients affect­ed by chron­ic ­pain ­since its ­allows a con­tem­po­ra­ne­ous anal­y­sis of ­three fac­tors ­that char­ac­ter­ize the phe­nom­e­non and con­trib­ute equal­ly in defin­ing the var­i­ous fac­et of the ­pain uni­verse. The Italian ver­sion of the BPI may be includ­ed in the essen­tial eval­u­a­tion instru­ments in the diag­no­sis and ther­a­py of chron­ic ­pain.

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