Psychometric evaluation of the Spanish version of the MPI-SCI

M. D. Soler, Y. Cruz-Almeida, J. Saurí, E. G. Widerström-Noga

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Study design:Postal surveys.Objectives:To confirm the factor structure of the Spanish version of the MPI-SCI (MPI-SCI-S, Multidimensional Pain Inventory in the SCI population) and to test its internal consistency and construct validity in a Spanish population.Setting:Guttmann Institute, Barcelona, Spain.Methods:The MPI-SCI-S along with Spanish measures of pain intensity (Numerical Rating Scale), pain interference (Brief Pain Inventory), functional independence (Functional Independence Measure), depression (Beck Depression Inventory), locus of control (Multidimensional health Locus of Control), support (Functional Social Support Questionnaire (Duke-UNC)), psychological well-being (Psychological Global Well-Being Index) and demographic/injury characteristics were assessed in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) and chronic pain (n=126).Results:Confirmatory factor analysis suggested an adequate factor structure for the MPI-SCI-S. The internal consistency of the MPI-SCI-S subscales ranged from acceptable (r=0.66, Life Control) to excellent (r=0.94, Life Interference). All MPI-SCI-S subscales showed adequate construct validity, with the exception of the Negative and Solicitous Responses subscales.Conclusions:The Spanish version of the MPI-SCI is adequate for evaluating chronic pain impact following SCI in a Spanish-speaking population. Future studies should include additional measures of pain-related support in the Spanish-speaking SCI population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-552
Number of pages15
JournalSpinal Cord
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2013


  • chronic pain
  • Multidimensional Pain Inventory
  • psychometric properties
  • spinal cord injuries
  • validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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