Validation of the Italian version of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory in peripheral nervous system diseases

Luca Padua, Chiara Briani, Stefano Jann, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Costanza Pazzaglia, Alberto Morini, Mauro Mondelli, Palma Ciaramitaro, Guido Cavaletti, Dario Cocito, Raffaella Fazio, Lucio Santoro, Francesca Galeotti, Marinella Carpo, Rosaria Plasmati, Luana Benedetti, Angelo Schenone, Paolo Marchettini, Giorgio Cruccu

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to validate the Italian version of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) in patients with neuropathic pain due to peripheral nerve diseases, and also to evaluate the validity of a new NPSI score: a frequency weighted NPSI score (NPSI-FW). First, the original version of the NPSI was translated into Italian. Then the validity and reliability of the Italian NPSI (I-NPSI) were tested in 392 Italian patients consecutively referred to 16 Italian outpatient services for peripheral nerve diseases, by correlating the I-NPSI scores with other pain scales. The repeatability and responsiveness were assessed. A significant correlation between the I-NPSI scores and all the other pain measures was seen. Reproducibility and responsiveness were good. Our study shows the validity of the I-NPSI and demonstrates its reliability for assessing neuropathic pain in patients with peripheral nerve diseases. The I-NPSI scores represent reliable measurements to assess neuropathic symptoms and effectiveness of treatment on them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pain
  • Patient-oriented
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Questionnaire
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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Padua, L., Briani, C., Jann, S., Nobile-Orazio, E., Pazzaglia, C., Morini, A., Mondelli, M., Ciaramitaro, P., Cavaletti, G., Cocito, D., Fazio, R., Santoro, L., Galeotti, F., Carpo, M., Plasmati, R., Benedetti, L., Schenone, A., Marchettini, P., & Cruccu, G. (2009). Validation of the Italian version of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory in peripheral nervous system diseases. Neurological Sciences, 30(2), 99-106. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-009-0025-y