Acceptatie van pijn: problemen met de factoriele validiteit van de Nederlandse vertaling van de Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ)

H.R. Trompetter, Hester R. Trompetter, Peter M. ten Klooster, Albere Koke, Karlein Maria Gertrudis Schreurs

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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
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)292-300
JournalPsychologie & gezondheid
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • METIS-281397
  • IR-82750

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