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QUESTIONNAIRE CONCERNING REACTION TO PAIN - FSV - 7 YEAR LICENSE

Model 64068

Questionnaire Concerning Reaction to Pain - FSV - 7 Year License
 
   
 

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SYSTEM OVERVIEW

The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures. In developing the system much emphasis was placed on transparent structure and largely uniform design. It is therefore simple to operate and easy to understand and does not require any special computer skills.

The VTS basic module is required for administration of any of the available tests.

The Schuhfried VTS supports the administration of both single tests and test batteries. Many of the single tests are available in different test versions. These test versions may differ, for example, in terms of test duration or difficulty or may be parallel forms. They are characterized by different parameters reflecting specific test requirements. They have been designed for administration to a specific population (e.g. psychiatric patients, children, etc.) or for special measuring purposes (e.g. repeated measurements). Test batteries are compiled from the available single tests and test versions.

OVERVIEW

Objective and transparent assessment of relevant aspects of pain behavior excluding influencing therapist-patient interactions.

APPLICATION

Test for the qualitative assessment of ways of behavior and coping with the strain of chronic pain.

Main area of application: clinical psychology (indication for a psychological pain therapy as well as treatment planning. Due to the economical handling, the test is useful for the control of therapy courses).

THEORETICAL BACKGROUND

Within the framework of behavioral-medical concepts treatment programs are offered for patients in chronic pain. In practice the indication often proves to be a problem, especially with multi- professional teams. The FSV assesses with four factor based scales sub-capacities in coping with pain, which correspond to training elements in pain treatment concepts.

The scales avoidance, activity, and social support are based on the theory of operant pain learning, according to which the experience of pain is intensified by negative reinforcement (ending of an aversive state by retreat). Conversely it can have a beneficial effect by positive reinforcement (turning towards important persons of reference) and finally it can be reduced by confrontation (continuation of activities). The scale cognitive control refers to experimentally checked capacities of relaxation, imagination and self-instruction.

ADMINISTRATION

An exemplar item is presented after the test instruction. The respondent enters his / her answers on a five-tiered rating scale with the poles "does not apply at all" and "applies to a great extent".

TEST FORMS

There is one test form with 29 items.

SCORING

The following variables are displayed: avoidance, cognitive control, social support, activity. In addition an item-analysis protocol can be printed out, in which all items are mentioned with the corresponding answer.

RELIABILITY

Coefficients (Cronbach's Alpha) were calculated for four sub-tests. Depending on the scale and sample they vary between r=0.68 and r=0.84.

VALIDITY

Several studies show statistically significant correlations with pain adjective scales. In addition, relationships to irrational attitudes, to self-communication and to situative physical and emotional reaction tendencies were also established.

NORMS

Norm values are presented separately for:

  • rheumatism patients, N=325
  • headache patients, N=124

Until the norms of the computer version of this test are available, the norms for the paper-pencil test form will be used.

TESTING TIME

3-5 minutes

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The Schuhfried VTS enables computer-assisted application of a large number of highly diverse psycho-diagnostic tests and measuring procedures.

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Objective and transparent assessment of relevant aspects of pain behavior excluding influencing therapist patient interactions.

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Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111
info@lafayetteinstrument.com

 

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CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.