Short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ-2)

Melzack R; IMMPACT Group

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Basic description

The SF-MPQ was developed in 1984 and revised in 2009


Melzack R; IMMPACT Group

SF-MPQ-2 © R. Melzack and the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT), 2009. All Rights Reserved
To provide a comprehensive measure of pain symptoms of both neuropathic and non-neuropathic pain conditions
Therapeutic area
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
  • Psychological Phenomena
  • Musculoskeletal and Neural Physiological Phenomena
Therapeutic indication


Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Dworkin RH, Turk DC, Revicki DA, Harding G, Coyne KS, Peirce-Sandner S, Bhagwat D, Everton D, Burke LB, Cowan P, Farrar JT, Hertz S, Max MB, Rappaport BA, Melzack R. Development and initial validation of an expanded and revised version of the Short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ-2). Pain. 2009;144:35-42 (PubMed Abstract)

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Melzack R; IMMPACT Group

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
E-mail: ronald.melzack@mcgill.ca
Ronald Melzack Publications (PubMed) 

- IMMPACT Group (Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials) 

Robert H Dworkin, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurology, Oncology, and Psychiatry
Director, Anesthesiology Clinical Research Center
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 604
Rochester, NY  14642
Phone: +1 (585) 275-3524
Fax: +1 (585) 473-5007

Dworkin R Publications (PubMed)

Dennis C Turk, PhD
John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Research
Department of Anesthesiology
Box 356540
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195
Phone: +1 (206) 616-2626
Fax: +1 (206) 543-2958

Turk DC Publications (PubMed)

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Bibliographic reference of the Sinhala version:

Edirisinghe NP, Makuloluwa TR, Amarasekara TD, Goonewardena CSE. Psychometric Properties of Sinhala Version of Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire-2 (SF MPQ-2-Sin) among Patients with Cancer Pain in Sri Lanka. Pain Research and Management.2019; 1:6. (Full article)

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