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,
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
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
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 2023.