◂ Back

Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Questionário de Aceitação da Dor Crónica

Original Version

McCracken, L., Vowles, K., & Eccleston, C. (2004)

Portuguese Version

Costa, J., & Pinto-Gouveia, J. (2007)

General Description

Self-report questionnaire that comprised 20 item that assesses two dimensions related to the acceptance of living with chronic pain, in a Likert scale (0. Never to 6. Always). The questionnaire shows a two-factor structure: The willingness to experience pain includes 9 items (4,7,11,13,14,16,17,18,20) and the engagement to life activities regardless of pain includes 11 items (1,2,3,5,6,8,9,10,12,15,19). The items 4,7,11,13,14,16,17,18 and, 20 reversed scored. The questionnaire allows to work with the subscales and / or total score.

  • Costa, J. & Pinto Gouveia, J. (2009). Aceitação da dor. Abordagem do Chronic Pain Accepatnce Questionnaire (McCracken, Vowles & Eccleston, 2004) na população portuguesa com dor. Revista Psicologia, 23(1), 103-126.

  • McCracken, L., Vowles, K. & Eccleston, C. (2004). Acceptance of chronic pain: Componente analysis and a revised assessment method. Pain, 107, 159-166.


Joana Costa – joanascosta@hotmail.com