From: Cross-cultural adaptation of the Pain Medication Questionnaire for use in Brazil
Alpha if the item was not detected (26)
Alpha if the item was detected (23)
P1 - I believe I am receiving enough medication to relieve my pain.b
P2 - My doctor spends enough time talking to me about my pain medication during appointments. b
P3 - I believe I would feel better with a higher dosage of my pain medication.
P4 - In the past, I have had some difficulty getting the medication I need from my doctor(s).
P7 –Family members seem to think that I may be too dependent on my pain medication.
P9 - At times, I take pain medication when I feel anxious and sad, or when I need help sleeping.
P10 – At times, I drink alcohol to help control my pain.
P11 – My pain medication makes it hard for me to think clearly sometimes.
P12 – I find it necessary to go to the emergency room to get treatment for my pain.
P13 – My pain medication makes me nauseated and constipated sometimes.
P14 – At times, I need to borrow pain medication from friends or family to get relief.
P15 – I get pain medication from more than one doctor in order to have enough medication for my pain.
P16 – At times, I think I may be too dependent on my pain medication.
P17 – To help me out, family members have obtained pain medications for me from their own doctors.
P18 – At times, I need to take pain medication more often than it is prescribed in order to relieve my pain.
P19 – I save my unused pain medication I have in case I need it later.
P20 – I find it helpful to call my doctor or clinic to talk about how my pain medication is working.
P21 – At times, I run out of pain medication early and have to call my doctor for refills.
P22 – I find it useful to take additional medications (such as sedatives) to help my pain medication work better.
P23 – How many painful conditions (injured body parts or illnesses) do you have?
P24 – How many times in the past year have you asked your doctor to increase your prescribed dosage of pain medication in order to get relief?
P25 – How many times in the past year have you run out of pain medication early and had to request an early refill?
P26 – How many times in the past year have you accidentally misplaced your prescription for pain medication and had to ask for another?