Acceptance of pain appears as an important factor in pain research and in practice. Different measurement instruments were developed, among which the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ;McCracken, Vowles & Eccleston, 2004). In this study possible psychometric problems with the Dutch version of the CPAQ are investigated. Different models of the CPAQ, among which the general two-factor model (subscales Activity Engagement and PainWillingness), were tested in confirmatory factor analysis (N = 584). None of the models met the established fit criteria for adequate fit. It is concluded that the factor structure of the Dutch version of the CPAQ can not be confirmed; the scale as such should be rejected as a useful measurement instrument. Alternative questionnaires to measure acceptance of pain (ICQ, PaSol, PIPS) are suggested
|Journal||Psychologie & gezondheid|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Trompetter, H. R., Trompetter, H. R., ten Klooster, P. M., Koke, A., & Schreurs, K. M. G. (2011). Acceptatie van pijn: problemen met de factoriele validiteit van de Nederlandse vertaling van de Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ). Psychologie & gezondheid, 39(5), 292-300.