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McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ)

Melzack Ronald

Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

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Basic description

McGill Pain Questionnaire Standard developed in 1971
MPQ Short-Formdeveloped in 1984 and revised in 2009 (SF-MPQ-2)

Authors

Melzack Ronald

Copyright
MPQ © Ronald Melzack, 1975. All Rights Reserved
Objective
To provide quantitative measures of clinical pain that would capture its sensory, affective and other qualitative components, and allow statistical analysis of data collected during clinical research and practice
Therapeutic area
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
  • Psychological Phenomena and Processes
  • Musculoskeletal and Neural Physiological Phenomena
Therapeutic indication

Pain

Acute and chronic pain
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • PRO PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for Canada
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Melzack R. The McGill Pain Questionnaire: major properties and scoring methods. Pain 1975; 1:277-99 (Pubmed Abstract)


Contact and conditions of use

Authors

Melzack Ronald

Ronald Melzack PhD

Department of Psychology
McGill University
Stewart Biological Sciences Bldg
Rm N8/5, 398-6084
1205 Dr Penfield Avenue
Montreal, PQ H3A 1B1
Canada
E-mail: ronald.melzack@mcgill.ca

Ronald Melzack Publications (PubMed)

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  • English for Canada

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More information on translations

Bibliographic reference of the Portuguese (Brazil) translation:

Pimenta CA, Teixeiro MJ. [Proposal to adapt the McGill Pain Questionnaire into Portuguese] Revista da Escola Enfermagem Da USP. 1996 Dec;30(3):473-83. Portuguese

Bibliographic reference of the Spanish (Colombia) translation:

Bejarano P.F., Noriego, R.D., Rogriguez, M.L., Berrio, G.M.  1985.  Evaluación del dolor: Adaptatión del cuestionario del McGill (Evaluation of pain:  Adaptation of the McGill Pain Questionnaire) Revista Columbia Anestesia 13: 321-351

Last update: January 2017
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