Table 1: PBQ organic and psychological pain beliefs of the PBQ.

Organic pain beliefs
 Persistent pain is the result of damage to tissues of the body
 Physical exercise makes the persistent pain worse
 It is impossible to do much for oneself to relieve persistent pain
 Persistent pain is a sign of illness
 Experiencing persistent pain is a sign that something is wrong with the body
 It is impossible to control your own persistent pain
 Being in persistent pain prevents you from enjoying hobbies and social activities
 The amount of persistent pain is related to the amount of damage

Psychological pain beliefs
 Being anxious makes persistent pain worse
 Thinking about persistent pain makes it worse
 When relaxed persistent pain is easier to cope with
 Feeling depressed makes persistent pain seem worse