Table 3—

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

Patients with neuropathic painMildModerateSevereTotal ± SD
n10 (20%)24 (47%)17 (33%)51
Average pain over last week3.35.17.85.6 ± 2.5
How sharp is the pain4.15.08.25.9 ± 3.2
How hot is the pain1.24.96.64.8 ± 3.4
How dull is the pain3.25.05.44.8 ± 3.1
How cold is the pain21.52.82.0 ± 3.3
How sensitive is your skin3.13.83.93.7 ± 3.4
How itchy is the pain2.51.83.82.6 ± 3.3
How unpleasant is the pain3.95.38.96.2 ± 2.7
Intensity of deep pain25.07.35.2 ± 3.2
Intensity of surface pain3.33.24.73.7 ± 3.1
Single type of pain sometimes7 (70%)10 (426%)6 (35%)24 ± 47%
Single type of pain all the time1 (10%)1 (4%)3 (18%)5 ± 10%
Background pain all the time with breakthrough flare-up pain sometimes2 (20%)14 (58%)8 (47%)24 ± 47%