What is involved in psychometric testing in the workup of fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Psychometric testing includes the following:

  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
  • Social Support Questionnaire
  • Sickness Impact Profile
  • Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI)

In multidisciplinary settings, information obtained from these tests is useful for a more comprehensive assessment. For example, subgroups of patients with chronic pain can be identified based on MPI responses that appear to predict response to interdisciplinary therapeutic interventions.


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