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Table 1 Overview of variables/scales and types of validity concerning the combined success criterion for multimodal pain therapy

From: Validation of a core patient-reported-outcome measure set for operationalizing success in multimodal pain therapy: useful for depicting long-term success?

Type of validity Scales or variables used Statistical procedure
Concurrent validity Pain severity
Disability through pain
Physical-health-related quality of life
Mental-health-related quality of life
Descriptive and
Inference statistics (t-test)
Graph (Overview)
Criterion validity Self-rated therapy success
Disability days
Descriptive and
Inference statistics (t-test)
Graph (Overview)
Convergent validity Anxiety
Graphs (Specific and Overview)
Discriminant validity Chronicity of pain
Number of psychic co-morbidities
Graphs (Overview)