Pain Patient Profile


The Pain Patient Profile (P-3®) assessment focuses on the factors most frequently associated with chronic pain. The test can help provide an objective link between the physician's observations and the possible need for further psychological assessment. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.

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    Starter & complete kits, print & digital

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    from $84.40
  • Test forms & reports

    Booklets, record forms, answer sheets, report usages & subscriptions

    7 options

    from $15.00
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  • P-3 Q-global Starter Kit Qty 3
    63678 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual (Print), 3 Answer Sheets (Print), 1 Test Booklet (Print), and 3 report usages (Digital)


  • P-3 Q-global Interpretive Administration/Report Qty 1 (Digital)
    63675 Qualification Level B


  • P-3 Q Local Interpretive Administration/Report Qty 1 (Digital)
    51527 Qualification Level B


    Report administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • P-3 Mail-In Interpretive Report Answer Sheet Qty 1
    02200 Qualification Level B

    Includes Answer Sheet (Print) with test items and report processed by Pearson's scoring department


  • P-3 Q/Fax-In Answer Sheets Qty 25
    51526 Qualification Level B

    Includes test items for use with Q Local or Q-global systems.  May be used for fax in services.  Note: report charges are additional


  • P-3 Q Answer Sheets Spanish Qty 25
    51542 Qualification Level B

    For use with Q Local or Q-global systems


    1-4 $37.80
    5-24 $36.10
    25-49 $35.10
    50+ $34.10
    Savings are estimated
  • P-3 Handscore Answer Sheets Qty 50 (Print)
    02202 Qualification Level B

    Includes test items; carbonless sheets


  • P-3 Fax-In Answer Sheet Qty 1
    51979 Qualification Level B

    Includes Answer Sheet (Print) with test items and report processed by Pearson's scoring department


  • P-3 Manual (Print)
    02201 Qualification Level B


  • P-3 Q-global Manual (Digital)
    A103000232644 Qualification Level B

    Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.


  • P-3 Audio CD
    51640 Qualification Level B



Publication date:
Age range:
Individuals 17-76 years old
Reading level:
8th Grade
Qualification level:
Paper-and-pencil, computer or online administration
Report options:
Interpretive Report or Progress Report
Pain Patients and Community Samples

Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.

Q-gVP available with this assessment

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Product Details

The P-3 test is useful for a variety of medical professionals, including anesthesiologists, general practitioners, rehabilitation specialists, chiropractors, surgeons, neurologists, and nurses.


  • Identify the psychological roadblocks to patient recovery.
  • Assess, document, and justify the need for further psychological evaluation.
  • Facilitate physician-psychologist communication.
  • Evaluate the patient's emotional readiness for surgery.
  • Support evaluations for cases involving vocational readiness; orthopedic, occupational, and auto injuries; workers' compensation; and long-term disabilities.
  • Easily and inexpensively measure pre- and post-treatment pain status to evaluate treatment effectiveness and monitor clinical outcomes.


A total of 497 subjects participated in cross-validating the P-3 assessment. Approximately half of the subjects were pain patients (N=243) and half were community subjects (N=254).

  • Four scales: Depression (DEP), Anxiety (ANX), Somatization (SOM) and Validity Index (VAL).
  • Includes an easy-to-understand summary of results to share with the patient.
  • Requires only 12-15 minutes to administer, suitable as part of an initial clinical evaluation.
  • Normed using both pain patients and subjects from the community. This cross-validating approach helps assure that results are more relevant to pain patients than more traditional assessments may be.


The report offers the health professional detailed analysis of the individual's responses and includes graphic profiles of how the results compare to the norm group. Progress reports enable clinicians to monitor a client’s progress over time.


Find out how to use this test in your telepractice.

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