To Measure Pain Perception With Electronic Pressure Algometer of Different Size Probes : a Healthy Subjects Research
This study was conducted to explore the influencing factors, subjects and testers' evaluation about pain measurement with hand-held pressure algometer with different size probes. Methods:100 healthy male undergraduate students (50 males and 50 females)were recruited into this study. Pain measurement including pressure pain threshold (PPT) and pressure pain tolerance(PTO) was carried out by the hand-held pressure algometer with different size probes (from 1cm2 to 0.01cm2) on three different measuring spots in right forearm. We recorded subjects' skinfold thickness, time per test procedure, types of pain perception, receptivity and degree of accuracy as well as testers' level of laborious.
|Official Title:||To Measure Pain Perception With Electronic Pressure Algometer of Different Size Probes : a Healthy Subjects Research|
- Pressure pain threshold (PPT) and pressure pain tolerance (PTO) [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Time of each test procedure [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Measuring values skinfold thickness [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
grouped by gender
grouped by gender
Subjects with the following diseases were excluded: known history of chronic disease, psychiatric diseases or communication disorders, diabetes mellitus, severe cardiovascular diseases, kidney or liver diseases with poor hepatic function, alcohol or drug abuse, heavy smoker, pregnancy or at the lactation period.
|Department of Anesthesiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology|
|Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430030|
|Study Director:||Zhang Xianwei, Doctor||Huazhong University of Science and Technology|