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dc.contributor.supervisor MacNeil, Brian (Medical Rehabilitation) en_US
dc.contributor.author Urban, Lawrence Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-02T17:15:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-02T17:15:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4833
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the utility of using a neurodynamic test, the Slump test by itself and with qualifiers to identify neuropathic pain (NeP). The study utilized a control group and a low back pain group. The low back pain group was pre-diagnosed as NeP or non neuropathic pain (NNP) by an experienced clinician using an accepted diagnostic examination. A slump test was performed recording knee ROM, pain location and verbal pain descriptors followed by Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST). Various versions of the slump test were compared to the pre test diagnosis. Sensitivity, specificity and likelihood ratios were calculated. The conventional slump test was shown to be a sensitive and moderately specific screening test for NeP. Including whether pain extended below the knee dramatically increased specificity. QST revealed localized cold sensation hyposensitivity, widespread cold pain hyposensitivity and suggestions of increased thresholds of pressure pain levels. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject slump test en_US
dc.subject neuropathic pain en_US
dc.subject neurodynamic testing en_US
dc.title The slump test, a screening tool for neuropathic pain en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Medical Rehabilitation en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Shay, Barbara (Medical Rehabilitation) Schmidt, Brian (Internal Medicine (Neurology) & Physiology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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