Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the 12-item Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire in fibromyalgia syndrome patients

  • Jorge L. Ordoñez-Carrasco Department of Psychology. University of Almeria
  • Monika Salgueiro Department of Psychiatry. BioCruces Health Research Institute. Cruces University Hospital. Osakidetza-Basque Health Service
  • Pablo Sayans-Jiménez Department of Psychology. University of Almeria
  • Andrea Blanc-Molina Department of Psychology. University of Almeria
  • Juan Miguel García-Leiva Institute of Neurosciences “Federico Olóriz”. University of Granada
  • Elena P. Calandre Institute of Neurosciences “Federico Olóriz”. University of Granada
  • Antonio J. Rojas Department of Psychology. University of Almeria
Keywords: Suicidal ideation, chronic pain, fibromyalgia syndrome, interpersonal needs, psychometrics


According to the interpersonal theory of suicide, thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness are key elements in the development of suicidal ideation. The Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (INQ) was developed to assess the degree of frustration of these two interpersonal needs related to suicidal ideation. This study aims to analyze the psychometrics properties of a Spanish adaptation of INQ-12 in fibromyalgia patients. Exploratory factor analysis (n = 180) and confirmatory factor analysis (n = 179) were performed in two randomly selected sub-samples. The first analysis leads to the elimination of two items, whereas the second one confirmed the fit of the proposed two-factor structure. The reliability estimated using the Cronbach´s alpha coefficient and the Spearman-Brown coefficient was adequate. To obtain further validity evidence based on the relationship with other variables three variables were used. Moreover, a control group (n = 99) was used to contrast the means of INQ scores as evidence of validity based on differential scores. These findings support the usefulness of the Spanish version of the INQ-10 for assessing the degree of frustration of these interpersonal needs in patients with fibromyalgia


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How to Cite
Ordoñez-Carrasco, J. L., Salgueiro, M., Sayans-Jiménez, P., Blanc-Molina, A., García-Leiva, J. M., Calandre, E. P., & Rojas, A. J. (2018). Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the 12-item Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire in fibromyalgia syndrome patients. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 34(2), 274-282.
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