Algometry with a clothes peg compared to an electronic pressure algometer: a randomized cross-sectional study in pain patients

Egloff, Niklaus; Klingler, Nicole; von Känel, Roland; Cámara, Rafael J A; Curatolo, Michele; Wegmann, Barbara; Marti, Elizabeth; Ferrari, Marie-Louise Gander (2011). Algometry with a clothes peg compared to an electronic pressure algometer: a randomized cross-sectional study in pain patients. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 12, p. 174. London: BioMed Central 10.1186/1471-2474-12-174

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Hypersensitivity of the central nervous system is widely present in pain patients and recognized as one of the determinants of chronic pain and disability. Electronic pressure algometry is often used to explore aspects of central hypersensitivity. We hypothesized that a simple pain provocation test with a clothes peg provides information on pain sensitivity that compares meaningfully to that obtained by a well-established electronic pressure algometer. "Clinically meaningful" was defined as a medium (r = 0.3-0.5) or high (r > 0.5) correlation coefficient according to Cohen's conventions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology > Centre of Competence for Psychosomatic Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy

UniBE Contributor:

Egloff, Niklaus; von Känel, Roland; Camara, Rafael; Curatolo, Michele; Marti, Elizabeth and Gander, Marie-Louise

ISSN:

1471-2474

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:19

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2018 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/1471-2474-12-174

PubMed ID:

21787399

Web of Science ID:

000294050500001

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.6072

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/6072 (FactScience: 210966)

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