The present study evaluated the use of psychologic measures, in particular, the relatively new Millon Behavioral Health Inventory (MBHI), in predicting change in physical function of chronic low back pain patients undergoing a functional restoration program. The first 134 consecutive patients completing this program were assessed. Results demonstrated that various clinical scales of the MBHI were predictive of improvement in physical function. In addition, various scales enabled discrimination between patients who completed the program and those who prematurely dropped out. Although this inventory shows promise in helping to predict response to treatment, no single psychologic test can reliably be used as the sole predictor in clinical cases.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1986|
- Psychometric assessment