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Table 2 Principal component analysis of the PIPS-Spanish

From: Validation of a Spanish version of the psychological inflexibility in pain scale (PIPS) and an evaluation of its relation with acceptance of pain and mindfulness in sample of persons with fibromyalgia

PIPS Item Factor 1 Factor 2 M SD Item-total r Cronbach’s α if item deleted
11. I avoid scheduling activities because of my pain. .82 .20 4.24 2.37 .76 .89
10. It’s not me that controls my life, it’s my pain. .80 .14 4.05 2.42 .72 .89
4. Because of my pain, I no longer plan for the future. .78 .25 4.46 2.41 .75 .89
7. I don’t do things that are important to me to avoid feeling my pain. .77 .29 4.13 2.26 .76 .89
1. I cancel planned activities when I am in pain. .77 .15 4.84 2.04 .69 .89
8. I postpone things on account of my pain. .76 .32 4.71 2.05 .76 .89
5. I avoid doing things when there is a risk it will hurt or make things worse. .71 .24 4.85 2.10 .68 .89
2. I say things like ”I don’t have any energy”, ”I am not well enough”, ”I don’t have time”, ”I don’t dare”, ”I have too much pain”, ”I feel too bad”, or ”I don’t feel like i .61 .31 4.81 1.84 .62 .89
6. It is important to understand what causes my pain. .12 .82 5.11 2.28 .41 .90
3. I need to understand what is wrong in order to move on. .21 .78 4.44 2.47 .47 .90
9. I would do almost anything to get rid of my pain. .22 .70 5.35 1.95 .54 .90
12. It is important that I learn to control my pain. .18 .61 6.11 1.65 .38 .90
  1. Note: Values in bold are factors loadings greater than or equal to .50.