|Title:||West Haven – Yale Multidimensional Pain Inventory (WHYMPI/MPI)|
|Author:||Kerns, R.D., Turk, D.C., & Rudy, T.E.|
|Description:||The West Haven – Yale Multidimensional Pain Inventory (WHYMPI/MPI) is based on a cognitive-behavioral theory of pain emphasizing the role of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral factors in the experience of pain and related disability. The MPI is composed of 61 items across three domains and is recommended for use in conjunction with behavioral and psychophysiological strategies to assess chronic pain in individuals. The first domain assessess patient life factors; the second domain assesses the responses of others to the patient’s pain; and the third domain assess the extent to which patients participate in daily activities.
Software provides normative scores for MPI based on a sample of 376 respondents diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Output includes MPI subscale scores, summary scale scores, best psychosocial profile fit, and estimated profile stability. Norms and scoring criteria are adapted from McKillop and Neilson (2011).
|Administration:||Individual and Group|
|Inventory:||1 Complete kit
|Publisher:||Yale University School of Medicine|
|Qualification Level:||Level A or 3|
|Test Category:||Sensory-Motor, Clinical Assessment, Neuropsychological|