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Table 1 Instruments for the assessment of general health (selection)

From: Influence of an outpatient multidisciplinary pain management program on the health-related quality of life and the physical fitness of chronic pain patients

Instrument Dimensions Layout* Reference
Quality of Well-Being (QWB) Mobility, physical and social activity I 8
Sickness Impact Factor (SIP) Movement, body care, mobility, emotional behavior, awareness, communication, work, sleep, household, leisure time S/I 9
Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) Affective distress and severity of depression in 21 items (range 0–63) S/Q 10
Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) Survey on anxiety and depression S/Q 11
Psychological General Well-Being Scale (PGWB) 22 items on anxiety, depression, vitality, positive well-being, self-discipline, general health (range 0–110) S/Q 12
Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) Pain intensity: Likert scale from 0 (no pain) to 5 (untenable pain) S/Q 13
Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) Physical function, pain, emotional reactions, power, sleep, social isolation S/Q 14
Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ) Various activities still feasible in spite of pain (e.g. household) S/Q 15
Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale (PASS) 40 items on fear and anxiety responses specific to pain S/Q 16
Short Form 12 (SF-12) Physical and psychological health S/I/Q 17
MOS Short Form 36 (SF-36) Physical, psychological and social function, role behavior caused by physical and psychogenic disorder, general health, pain and vitality S/I/Q 18
  1. (* S = self survey; I = interview; Q = short questionnaire)