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Pain Patient Profile (P-3)

Quickly evaluate for depression, somatisation, and anxiety in pain patients

By C. David Tollison, and Jerry C. Langley

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Age range
17 year to 76 years old
Administration time
15 Minutes
Administration type
Individual; Q-global® administration, scoring, and/or reporting, or manual scoring

The Pain Patient Profile (P-3) assessment focuses on the factors most frequently associated with chronic pain. The test can help provide an objective link between the physician’s observations and the possible need for further psychological assessment.

How to Use This Test

A variety of medical professionals, including anaesthesiologists, general practitioners, rehabilitation specialists, chiropractors, surgeons, neurologists, and nurses can use the P-3 test to help:

  • Identify the psychological roadblocks to patient recovery

  • Assess, document, and justify the need for further psychological evaluation

  • Facilitate physician-psychologist communication

  • Evaluate the patient’s emotional readiness for surgery

  • Support evaluations for cases involving vocational readiness; orthopaedic, occupational, and auto injuries; workers’ compensation; and long-term disabilities

  • Easily and inexpensively measure pre- and post-treatment pain status to evaluate treatment effectiveness and monitor clinical outcomes

Key Features

  • The test can help save time and money and reduce frustration for both patient and medical providers by identifying psychological factors that may be preventing the patient from reaching a successful medical outcome.

  • The test report includes an easy-to-understand summary of results to share with the patient.

  • Requiring only 12–15 minutes to administer, the test can be easily administered as part of an initial clinical evaluation.

  • The test was normed using both pain patients and subjects from the community. This cross-validating approach helps assure that results are more relevant to pain patients than more traditional assessments may be.

Report Options

Interpretive Report
The report offers the health professional detailed analysis of the individual’s responses and includes graphic profiles of how the results compare to the norm group. Raw scores for each of the three scales (Depression, Anxiety, and Somatisation) are transformed into T scores based on a pain patient normative sample. These T scores are used to plot the individual’s results. The report is divided into:
1. Profile Validity: Describes the extent to which the patient understood the questions, answered randomly or magnified symptoms.
2. Results Summary: Narrative explanation of scores.
3. Pain Patient Profile: Graphic representation of scores.
4. Clinical Interpretation: Narrative explanation of clinical scale scores.
5. Treatment Recommendation: General suggestions for the medical practitioner.
6. Omitted Items
7. Patient Summary: One-page synopsis of the patient’s results written in layman’s language that can easily be shared with the patient.

Progress Report
The report enables the clinician to monitor a client’s progress over time.


Items & Pricing
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Q-global Online Scoring and Reporting

Administration Options:
OSA - On-screen Administration
ROSA - Remote on screen Administration
ME - Manual Entry
The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset a Q-global account will automatically be created for you.


ISBN Title User Level Price
9781925038699 P-3 Q-global Interpretive Report
A usage includes the administration (OSA, GA), scoring and reporting
C M $18.00 Login to purchase

Hand Scoring Materials

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994230970 P-3 Hand Scoring Manual C M $93.00 Login to purchase
9314994231304 P-3 Handscorable Answer Sheets
(Pack of 50)
C M $236.00 Login to purchase


ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994231328 P-3 Q Local Answer Sheets
(Pack of 25)
C M $66.00 Login to purchase

To activate reports please call the Pearson Clinical Assessment Client Services Team on 1800 882 385 (AUS) or 0800 942 722 (NZ).

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994231311 P-3 Q Local Interpretive Report 51527
(per administration)
C M $18.00
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Technical Information

Technical Information

Q-global® Administration Options

This product is available on Q-global with the following administration options:

On-Screen Administration (OSA)

Your clients can complete these assessment online through Q-global. Alternatively, your client can complete the assessment in paper-pencil format, and their responses can then be data-entered into Q-global for scoring and report generation. On Screen Administrations are proctored (supervised) unless specifically indicated.

If you would like more information, please visit the Q-global product page, www.pearsonclinical.com.au/>qglobal

The Pain Patient Profile (P-3) assessment focuses on the factors most frequently associated with chronic pain. The test can help provide an objective link between the physician’s observations and the possible need for further psychological assessment.

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