Table. 4.

Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory Questionnaire

Neuropathic pain symptom inventory Interpretation of pain Score
Q1. Burning Superficial spontaneous pain 0-10
Q2. Squeezing Deep spontaneous pain 0-10
Q3. Pressure 0-10
Q4. Spontaneous pain during the past 24 hr Permanently
8-12 hr
4-7 hr
1-3 hr
< 1 hr
Q5. Electric shocks Paroxysmal pain 0-10
Q6. Stabbing 0-10
Q7. Pain attacks during the past 24 hr > 20 times/day
11-20 times/day
6-10 times/day
1-5 times/day
0 times/day
Q8. Pain provoked by or increased by brushing on the painful area Evoked pain 0-10
Q9. Pain provoked by or increased by pressure on the painful area 0-10
Q10. Pain provoked by or increased by contact with something cold on the painful area 0-10
Q11. Pins and needles Paresthesia/Dysesthesia 0-10
Q12. Tingling 0-10
Results
Total intensity score Sub-scores 0-100
Q1 = Superficial spontaneous pain /1 = 0-10 × 2 0-20
Q2 + Q3 = Deep spontaneous pain /2 = 0-10 × 2 0-20
Q5 + Q6 = Paroxysmal pain /2 = 0-10 × 2 0-20
Q8 + Q9 + Q10 = Evoked pain /3 = 0-10 × 2 0-20
Q11 + Q12 = Paresthesia/Dysesthesia /2 = 0-10 × 2 0-20

0 means no pain, but 10 means maximal pain imaginable.

Modified from the article of Bouhassira et al. (Pain 2004; 108: 248-57) [5].

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