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Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI)
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Classification
Exploratory: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Short Description of Instrument
The NPSI is a 12-item measure used to assess neuropathic pain and determine how participants/subjects respond to various therapeutic agents.
 
This survey is specifically designed to evaluate the different symptoms of neuropathic pain. "The final version of the NPSI includes 10 descriptors (plus two temporal items) that allow discrimination and quantification of five distinct clinically relevant dimensions of neuropathic pain syndromes and that are sensitive to treatment. The psychometric properties of the NPSI suggest that it might be used to characterize subgroups of neuropathic pain patients and verify whether they respond differentially to various pharmacological agents or other therapeutic interventions."
Scoring
Maximum score = 100
References
Attal N, Fermanian C, Fermanian J, Lanteri-Minet M, Alchaar H, Bouhassira D. Neuropathic pain: are there distinct subtypes depending on the aetiology or anatomical lesion? Pain. 2008;138(2):343–353.
 
Bouhassira D, Attal N, Fermanian J, Alchaar H, Gautron M, Masquelier E, Rostaing S, LanteriMinet M, Collin E, Grisart J, Boureau F. Development and validation of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory. Pain. 2004;108(3):248–257. Research Gate Publication Website Link
 
Calmels P, Mick G, Perrouin-Verbe B, Ventura M; SOFMER (French Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). Neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury: identification, classification, evaluation. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2009;52(2):83–102.
 
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