Test-retest agreement and reliability of quantitative sensory testing 1 year after breast cancer surgery.

@article{Andersen2015TestretestAA,
  title={Test-retest agreement and reliability of quantitative sensory testing 1 year after breast cancer surgery.},
  author={Kenneth Geving Andersen and Henrik Kehlet and Eske Kvanner Aasvang},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={393-403}
}
OBJECTIVES Quantitative sensory testing (QST) is used to assess sensory dysfunction and nerve damage by examining psychophysical responses to controlled, graded stimuli such as mechanical and thermal detection and pain thresholds. In the breast cancer population, 4 studies have used QST to examine persistent pain after breast cancer treatment, suggesting neuropathic pain being a prominent pain mechanism. However, the agreement and reliability of QST has not been described in the postsurgical… CONTINUE READING