Pyschometric testing of the family impact of pain scale using a sample of families in Australia

Caryn West, Petra Buettner, Kim FOSTER, Kim Usher

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To test the psychometric properties of the Family Impact of Pain Scale (FIPS) using a sample of families resident in North Queensland. Background While pain has a significant effect on the individual, the entire family can be affected when a member of the family has chronic pain. FIPS is the only tool designed to measure the effect of pain on the family. It was originally developed in the UK using a sample of people with dental pain, so to test the psychometric properties of the tool with Australians with chronic pain was essential.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-12
Number of pages7
JournalNurse Researcher
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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