The ‘PPQ-YP’ substudy was introduced to CAPS in October 2013 and was a postal survey study, ending in early 2015.
Shortly afterwards, Dr Daniela Ghio gained her PhD with research based on this study. Daniela was working on developing the PPQ-YP (Pain Perceptions Questionnaire for Young People) measuring pain beliefs. We think that by knowing about young people’s pain beliefs we can help with how they manage and deal with their pain. We are now using the PPQ-YP as part of the main study so you may receive it in your next mailing. The PPQ-YP and the information collected are a tool to help communicate about living with pain.
Aim and Objective of the PPQ-YP study:
To validate a young person’s version of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire to assess pain beliefs with theory-specified self-report measure, the Pain Perception Questionnaire for young people (PPQ-YP).
Specific research objectives to be addressed were:
To assess the psychometric properties of the new questionnaire:
All CAPS participants aged between 11-16 years old were sent the PPQ-YP questionnaire with their normal CAPS questionnaires, for more information please see the video below.