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The Impact of Mood on Post-Operative Pain andthe Validity and Reliability of the Black South Africans-Adapted Wisconsin Brief Pain Questionnaire.


Esther Queen Mokhuane

epartment of Clinical Psychology, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus, Box 110, P. O. Medunsa,0204, South Africa

Correspondence to Author:  Esther Queen Mokhuane


Since pain is a multifaceted phenomenon, gathering precise, reliable data is the main goal of all assessment instruments. Information, both subjective and objective, pertinent to the patient’s suffering. This knowledge is essential.a part in both the patient’s diagnosis and therapy. Consequently, it is crucial that these Measures of pain are accurate and trustworthy. Western nations are where pain scales were primarily developed. This Study looked into pre-surgical feelings and how they affected acute pain after surgery, including the validity and Validity of the Wisconsin Brief Pain Questionnaire, Visual Analogue Scale, and Profile of Mood State (POMS) (WBPQ). These particular measures were created in the United States of America and needed to be modified. to the Setswana-speaking individuals in a South African setting at George Mukhari Hospital, previously GaRankuwa Hospital in South Africa. The researcher created a biographical questionnaire to elicit background data from the individuals. The POMS and the WBPQ were administered pre-operatively to a sample of 58 patients after being backtranslated from English into Setswana. Following surgery, VAS and WBPQ were administered. The POMS was used to examine the connection between mood and postoperative pain. The six mood state scores were correlated, and the results indicated adequate reliability, but divergent validity could not be shown. Both the VAS and the WBPQ have strong concurrent and predictive validity, and both have acceptable repeated-measures reliability.
Assessment of moods; Measures of pain; Validity;Reliability; WBPQ; VAS; POMS.


Esther Queen Mokhuane. The Impact of Mood on Post-Operative Pain andthe Validity and Reliability of the Black South Africans-Adapted Wisconsin Brief Pain Questionnaire.. Clinical Imaging and Case Reports 2022.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: Clinical Imaging and Case Reports
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2770-9205
  • DOI: 10.52338/cicaserep
  • Short Name: CICASEREP
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
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  • Acceptance to publication: 10 days


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