Development and evaluation of the family pain questionnaire

Betty Ferrell, Michelle Rhiner, Lynne M. Rivera

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Pain has been identified as a problem of major significance in oncology and as a symptom that has an impact on patients’ overall quality of life. Oncology researchers have previously documented lire importance of the family to the patient. This article presents the findings of one component of a larger study describing cancer pain from the family caregivers’ perspective (N - 85). Tire purpose is to present the development and testing of the Family Pain Questionnaire (FPQ) to measure family caregivers’ experience with and knowledge about cancer pain. The FPQ can be used in both research and clinical practice to evaluate the roles and experiences of family caregivers in the management of pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-35
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 7 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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