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Table 2 Basic characteristics of participating patients on neuropathic pain scale (NPS), CRPS brief inventory and SCL-90-R. Data are mean with (± standard deviation).

From: Randomised controlled trial of gabapentin in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type 1 [ISRCTN84121379]

NPS Intensity Sharpn. Hot Aching Cold Sens. Itch. Comfo. Deep p. Superf.P.
Mean N = 24 7,3 (± 1,8) 7,3 (± 1,5) 6,0 (± 3,2) 7,0 (± 2,4) 6,0 (± 3,2) 6,6 (± 2,5) 2,8 (± 2,5) 7,8 (± 1,6) 7,6 (± 1,3) 6,0 (± 2,7)
Mean N = 22 7,3 (± 1,4) 7,4 (± 1,5) 5,9 (± 3,1) 7,2 (± 1,6) 5,9 (± 3,1) 7,2 (± 2,5) 3,7 (± 3,1) 7,7 (± 1,4) 7,8 (± 1,2) 6,8 (± 2,4)
Lost ABN = 5) 7,6 (± 0,5) 8 (± 1,2) 6,2 (± 3,8) 6,8 (± 1,8) 8,2 (± 0,8) 8,4 (± 0,9) 2,8 (± 3,8) 7,3 (± 1,7) 8,2 (± 1,3) 7,4 (± 1,1)
Lost N = 7 7,7 (± 1,4) 7 (± 1,3) 5,7 (± 3,3) 8,3 (± 1,0) 8,4 (± 1,7) 8,6 (± 1,1) 2,3 (± 2,9) 8,8 (± 1,0) 8,3 (± 1,1) 8,6 (± 0,8)
SCL-90-R anxiety fobic depression somatiz Obs-comp sensitivity hostility insomnia psneu  
Total AB (n = 24) 15,9 (± 5,8) 10,9 (± 4,0) 31,1 (± 11,4) 26,2 (± 8,3) 19,2 (± 7) 26,8 (± 10,1) 10,2 (± 5,4) 10,1 (± 3,9) 163,0 (± 47,5)  
Total BA (n = 21) 15,9 (± 5,8) 11,2 (± 6,3) 33,6 (± 14,4) 25 (± 8) 19,7 (± 6,0) 28,1 (± 10,5) 8 (± 1,9) 10,3 (± 3,5) 163,8 (± 44,9)  
Lost AB (n = 5) 18,4 (± 11,2) 13,4 (± 8,3) 27,8 (± 10) 26,8 (± 7,8) 21 (± 2,9) 26 (± 2) 9,2 (± 2,8) 11,6 (± 2,1) 166,8 (± 41,2)  
Lost BA (n = 6) 19,7 (± 11,1) 12,2 (± 4,4) 33 (± 17,5) 29,17 (± 11,5) 22,3 (± 9,8) 33,5 (± 18,0) 11,7 (± 7,5) 12,8 (± 2,1) 189,7 (± 80,1)  
CRPS brief inventory= = = = = = = = = =
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mean N = 24 7,4 (± 1,7) 6,5 (± 2,1) 6,3 (± 3,1) 7,6 (± 2,0) 4,2 (± 2,6) 7,0 (± 2,8) 6,4 (± 2,2) 4,3 (± 3,4) 7,2 (± 2,2) 5,6 (± 2,5)
Mean N = 22 7,0 (± 2,0) 5,0 (± 3,0) 6,3 (± 3,0) 7,8 (± 2,3) 4,8 (± 2,9) 7,7 (± 2,1) 5,1 (± 3,1) 5,1 (± 2,7) 6,8 (± 2,5) 5,5 (± 2,5)
Lost AB n = 5 7,4 (± 1,8) 7,2 (± 1,6) 7,8 (± 0,4) 9 (± 1) 4,6 (± 1,5) 8,2 (± 0,8) 6 (± 2,6) 6,4 (± 2,6) 7,2 (± 3,6) 6,8 (± 1,1)
Lost BA n = 7 8,6 (± 1,4) 6 (± 3) 6,4 (± 3,9) 9 (± 1,2) 5 (± 2,9) 8 (± 1,6) 7 (± 2,8) 6,7 (± 1,8) 7,3 (± 2,3) 6,6 (± 2,4)
  1. NPS description of pain in terms of 1. intensity 2. sharpness 3. hot 4. aching 5. cold 6. sensitive 7. itching 9. comfortability 10a. intensity deep pain 10b. intensity superficial pain. Item 8 is a nominal scale left out of analysis.
  2. Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) subscale on anxiety, phobic anxiety, depression, somatization, obsessive compulsive, interpersonal sensitivity, hostility, insomnia and psycho neuroticism.
  3. CRPS BI: influence of CRPS on 1. general activity 2. mood 3. mobility 4. normal work 5. personal relationships 6. sleep 7. enjoyment of life 8. self care 9. recreational hobbies 10. social activities. CRPS BI and NPS on a 0–10 scale