Title: Norming clinical questionnaires with multiple regression: the Pain Cognition List
Authors: Van Breukelen, Gerard J. P.
Vlaeyen, Johannes # ×
Issue Date: Sep-2005
Series Title: Psychological Assessment vol:17 issue:3 pages:336-344
Abstract: Questionnaires for measuring patients' feelings or beliefs are commonly used in clinical settings for diagnostic purposes, clinical decision making, or treatment evaluation. Raw scores of a patient can be evaluated by comparing them with norms based on a reference population. Using the Pain Cognition List (PCL-2003) as an example, this article shows how clinical questionnaires can be normed with multiple regression of raw scores on demographic and other patient variables. Compared with traditional norm tables for subgroups based on age or gender, this approach offers 2 advantages. First, multiple regression allows determination of which patient variables are relevant to the norming and which are not (validity). Second, by using information from the entire sample, multiple regression leads to continuous and more stable norms for any subgroup defined in terms of prognostic variables (reliability).
ISSN: 1040-3590
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Health Psychology
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