Validation of DN4 as a screening tool for neuropathic pain in painful diabetic polyneuropathy.

@article{Spallone2012ValidationOD,
  title={Validation of DN4 as a screening tool for neuropathic pain in painful diabetic polyneuropathy.},
  author={Vincenza Spallone and Roberto Morganti and Cinzia D'Amato and Carla Greco and Laura Cacciotti and Girolama Alessandra Marfia},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={578-85}
}
AIMS DN4 (Douleur Neuropathique en 4 Questions) is a screening tool for neuropathic pain consisting of interview questions (DN4-interview) and physical tests. It has not formally been validated in diabetes. We evaluated the validity and diagnostic accuracy of DN4 and DN4-interview in identifying neuropathic pain of painful diabetic polyneuropathy. METHODS… CONTINUE READING