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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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

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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.


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