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Table 4 Correlationsa between dimensions of IPQ-Rb, HADSc and SF-36d in patients with CWP (n = 152)

From: Illness beliefs among patients with chronic widespread pain - associations with self-reported health status, anxiety and depressive symptoms and impact of pain

IPQ-R dimensions   PCS MCS BPe
Identity n = 95 −.278* −.370** −.410**
Timeline acute/chronic n = 143 −.126 −.120 −.130
Timeline cyclic n = 149 .108 −.052 .064
Consequences n = 145 −.360** −.484** −.473**
Personal control n = 141 .299** .129 .234**
Treatment control n = 145 .216* .097 .165*
Illness coherence n = 144 .072 .044 .108
Emotional representation n = 145 −.036 −.570** −.244**
Anxiety symptoms n = 149 .126 −.729** −.231**
Depressive symptoms n = 148 −.047 −.788** −.374**
  1. aSpearman’s Rank Order Correlation
  2. bIPQ-R, Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised
  3. cHADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
  4. dSF-36, Short-Form General Health Survey; MCS, Mental Component Summary  score; PCS, Physical Component Summary  score; BP, Bodily Pain
  5. eBodily Pain is a dimension of PCS
  6. *p < 0.05
  7. **p < 0.01