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2024 Feb 13



[An instrument to assess biopsychosocial pain concepts in adults : Development and evaluation by experts].


Wickering L, Lautwein C, Fiegler A, Allerdißen L, Kloos T, Schneider M, Hechler T


The biopsychosocial model is fundamental for the understanding and treatment of chronic pain; however, little research has focused on whether those affected show a biopsychosocial understanding. The multidimensional questionnaire Biopsychosocial Pain Concept Matrix (BiPS matrix) is presented. The conception of the BiPS matrix is based on the biological, psychological and social areas as well as on the common sense model of self-regulation with five dimensions: (1) type of disorder, (2) assumptions on the causes, (3) consequences, (4) duration of the disease and (5) possibilities for control and treatment.