University of Bath

Experience of cognitive intrusion of pain (ECIP) scale

The ECIP is a self-report scale that asks participants to judge the extent to which pain intrudes their thoughts and dominates their thinking.

The scale rates the extent to which each item applies to participants, using a seven-point scale. These are then added together to form a total score (higher scores indicate greater applicability).

Scale development and validation is reported by Attridge et al. (2015), which included sampling from both the general population, as well as patients with chronic pain: Attridge N, Crombez G, Van Ryckeghem D, Keogh E, & Eccleston C. (2015). The experience of cognitive intrusion of pain: Scale development and validation. Pain;156(10):1978-90. DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000257.