Clark, M. E., Gironda, R. J., & Young, R. W. (2003). Development and Validation of the Pain Outcomes Questionnaire- VA. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 40(5), 381-396.
Primary use / Purpose:
The Pain Outcomes Questionnaire-For Veterans (POQ-VA) was designed to address the complex, multi-dimensional nature of pain. At the time the inventory was being developed, such a scale was deemed necessary by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in order that effective treatments could be developed. It is not possible to develop these treatments unless an accurate and reliable method of assessing the underlying symptoms exists. For this reason, the POQ-VA was developed and validated over a period of years. It is useful in both clinical and research settings. The short form is perhaps more suitable to clinicians who need a quick accurate assessment without an abundance of background and additional information.
The psychometric properties of the Pain Outcomes Questionnaire-For Veterans (POQ-VA) are discussed in Clark, Gironda, & Young (2003).