Table 5

Sensory functions in the left foot of 14 healthy controls (mean, SD, 95% CI, median and range for eight QST variables) and our calculated normality criteria (see text)
MDT target force g CDT °C WDT °C` CPT °C HPT °C PPT kPa Wind-up mm at 0.3 Hz Wind-up mm at 1.0 Hz
Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean
SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD
CI CI CI CI CI CI CI CI
Median Median Median Median Median Median Median Median
(Range) (Range) (Range) (Range) (Range) (Range) (Range) (Range)
Controls n=14 (left foot) 0.33 28.0 40.9 21.1 47.0 456 17 27
0.34 2.4 3.1 4.7 2.5 167 13 22
0.14 – 0.53 26.6 – 29.3 39.1 – 42.7 18.3 – 23.8 45.5 – 48.4 359 – 552 10 – 24 14 – 39
0.16 28.9 41.3 20.6 47.6 461 18 26
(0.07 – 1.00) (21.6 – 30.2) (36.1 – 45.1) (9.2 – 27.9) (42.0 – 49.8) (208 – 783) (0 – 39) (−2 – 63)
Normality criterion range 0 - 0.76 24.9 – 31.1 36.9 – 44.9 15.1 – 27.1 43.8 – 50.0 242 – 670 1 – 34 0 – 55

MDT, mechanical detection threshold; g, gram; CDT, cold detection threshold; WDT, warm detection threshold; CPT, cold pain threshold; HPT, heat pain threshold; PPT, pressure pain threshold; kPa, kiloPascal; Wind-up mm at 0.3 Hz (mean pre/post difference in pain intensity VAS mm after wind-up stimulation at 0.3 Hz); Wind-up mm at 1.0 Hz (mean pre/post difference in pain intensity VAS mm after wind-up stimulation at 1.0 Hz).

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