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Table 3—

NPS scores in subjects with PDPN by self-assessed severity of pain

Patients with neuropathic painMildModerateSevereTotal ± SD
n 10 (20%) 24 (47%) 17 (33%) 51 
Average pain over last week 3.3 5.1 7.8 5.6 ± 2.5 
How sharp is the pain 4.1 5.0 8.2 5.9 ± 3.2 
How hot is the pain 1.2 4.9 6.6 4.8 ± 3.4 
How dull is the pain 3.2 5.0 5.4 4.8 ± 3.1 
How cold is the pain 1.5 2.8 2.0 ± 3.3 
How sensitive is your skin 3.1 3.8 3.9 3.7 ± 3.4 
How itchy is the pain 2.5 1.8 3.8 2.6 ± 3.3 
How unpleasant is the pain 3.9 5.3 8.9 6.2 ± 2.7 
Intensity of deep pain 5.0 7.3 5.2 ± 3.2 
Intensity of surface pain 3.3 3.2 4.7 3.7 ± 3.1 
Single type of pain sometimes 7 (70%) 10 (426%) 6 (35%) 24 ± 47% 
Single type of pain all the time 1 (10%) 1 (4%) 3 (18%) 5 ± 10% 
Background pain all the time with breakthrough flare-up pain sometimes 2 (20%) 14 (58%) 8 (47%) 24 ± 47% 
Patients with neuropathic painMildModerateSevereTotal ± SD
n 10 (20%) 24 (47%) 17 (33%) 51 
Average pain over last week 3.3 5.1 7.8 5.6 ± 2.5 
How sharp is the pain 4.1 5.0 8.2 5.9 ± 3.2 
How hot is the pain 1.2 4.9 6.6 4.8 ± 3.4 
How dull is the pain 3.2 5.0 5.4 4.8 ± 3.1 
How cold is the pain 1.5 2.8 2.0 ± 3.3 
How sensitive is your skin 3.1 3.8 3.9 3.7 ± 3.4 
How itchy is the pain 2.5 1.8 3.8 2.6 ± 3.3 
How unpleasant is the pain 3.9 5.3 8.9 6.2 ± 2.7 
Intensity of deep pain 5.0 7.3 5.2 ± 3.2 
Intensity of surface pain 3.3 3.2 4.7 3.7 ± 3.1 
Single type of pain sometimes 7 (70%) 10 (426%) 6 (35%) 24 ± 47% 
Single type of pain all the time 1 (10%) 1 (4%) 3 (18%) 5 ± 10% 
Background pain all the time with breakthrough flare-up pain sometimes 2 (20%) 14 (58%) 8 (47%) 24 ± 47% 
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