Effectiveness of Semmes-Weinstein monofilament examination for diabetic peripheral neuropathy screening in Ahvaz, Iran

baraz, Shahram. and Shahbazian, Hajiee Bibi. and Salehi Kamboo, Masoume. and Latifi, Mahmood. and Moghadassi, Jafar. and Javadi, Mostafa. (2012) Effectiveness of Semmes-Weinstein monofilament examination for diabetic peripheral neuropathy screening in Ahvaz, Iran. Life Science Journal, 9 (4). pp. 5506-5510.

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Abstract

Foot care prevention programs can reduce the occurrence of foot ulcerations and amputations. This investigation evaluated Effectiveness of Semmes-Weinstein monofilament examination for diabetic peripheral neuropathy screening in Ahvaz, Iran. In this quasi-experimental design 150 patients with diabetes mellitus were recruited by purposive sampling. All patients were tested for sensory neuropathy using Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Examination. In the next phase nerve conduction velocity was examined. The sensitivity of Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament 10 g was 38.5-61.5 at sites 1-8, whereas the specificity was 77.5-95.5. Monofilament was found to be simple, cheap and useful method and suitable for detection of sensory neuropathy in clinical examinations. Hence, we recommend screening of patients for neuropathy as soon as they are diagnosed with diabetes.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: peripheral sensory neuropathy, diabetes, monofilament, screening, nerve conduction velocity, Iran
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
WL Nervous system
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2017 06:08
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 04:48
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2990

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