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The LANSS Pain Scale - the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs.

Bennett, M. I. (2001) The LANSS Pain Scale - the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs. Pain, 92 (1-2). pp. 147-157.

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Abstract

This study describes the development and validation of a novel tool for identifying patients in whom neuropathic mechanisms dominate their pain experience. The Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs (LANSS) Pain Scale is based on analysis of sensory description and bedside examination of sensory dysfunction, and provides immediate information in clinical settings. It was developed in two populations of chronic pain patients. In the first (n=60), the use of sensory descriptors and questions were compared in patients with nociceptive and neuropathic pain, combined with an assessment of sensory function. This data was used to derive a seven item pain scale, consisting of grouped sensory description and sensory examination with a simple scoring system. The LANSS Pain Scale was validated in a second group of patients (n=40) by assessing discriminant ability, internal consistency and agreement by independent raters. Clinical and research applications of the LANSS Pain Scale are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Pain
Additional Information: This paper has received 60 citations in the international literature and is considered the international standard assessment tool for neuropathic features in studies of pain assessment and evaluation of clinical interventions. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neuropathic pain ; Sensory description ; Pain assessment ; Neuropathic symptoms ; LANSS Pain Scale
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 3408
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2008 16:47
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:32
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3408

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