ePlasty: Vol. 8
Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire With Burn Patients
Shawn T. Mason, PhD,a,b Lisa L. Arceneaux, PsyD,c,d William Abouhassan, MD,b Dean Lauterbach, PhD,e Caryn Seebach, MS,f and James A. Fauerbach, PhDa,b

aDepartment of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; bJohns Hopkins Burn Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD; cDepartment of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Baltimore, MD; dShriners Hospital for Children, Galveston, TX; eDepartment of Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; and fDepartment of Psychology, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD.


Correspondence: smason23@jhmi.edu

The Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) is an abbreviated version of McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) developed for pragmatic reasons to improve the clinical utility of the MPQ. Although the SF-MPQ has been used in more than 250 published studies, few studies have examined the core constructs it measures. The objective of this study was to evaluate in a sample with burn injuries whether the factor structure of the SF-MPQ is consistent with the theoretic pain constructs it purports to measure. Participants (n = 338) met American Burn Association's criteria for major burn injur .......