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Sensitivity and specificity of neuropathy diabetes score, neuropathy symptoms score, diabetic neuropathy score and esthesiometry compared with the gold standards Michigan neuropathy screening instrument (MNSI) and Beck depression inventory (BDI)
© Dias et al. 2015
- Published: 11 November 2015
- Public Health
- Depressive Symptom
- Physical Examination
In a previous study, we observed that the Results of an organized questionnaire to assess the presence of diabetic neuropathy (Diabetic Neuropathy Symptoms-DNS) were associated with the presence of scores of depressive symptoms (BDI ≥10).
To evaluate how different scores for the presence of symptoms/signs of neuropathy (Neuropathy Diabetes Score-NDS; Neuropathy Symptoms Score-NSS; DNS and esthesiometry) had sensitivity and specificity, compared to the gold standard score of Michigan (MNSI) (≥2,5) and the gold standard score of Beck depressive symptoms (BDI).
207 patients with Diabetes type 2 were evaluated with MNSI, BDI, NDS, esthesiometry, NSS and DNS.
We suggest not to use only questionnaires to define the presence of neuropathy in diabetic patients-in daily practice, physical examination (MNSI or NDS) must be used.
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