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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2000;24(3):509-516.
Quantitative Sensory Test in Normal Adult.
Shin, Jung Bin , Cho, Kyung Ja , Jang, Sung Goo , You, Sung , Seong, Yeon Jae , Park, Jong Ryool
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine.
한국 정상 성인에서 정량적 감각 검사
신정빈, 조경자, 장성구, 유성, 성연재, 박종률
연세대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

To obtain normal data of quantitative sensory test (QST) in Korean adult.

The subjects were 85 normal adults aging from 30 to 69 years old, who had no abnormal sensory and neurologic problem. We performed following three QSTs on dominant side and one verbal questionnaire. 1) Semmes-Weinstein monofilament wire system (0.05 G, 0.2 G, 2 G, 4 G, 10 G, 300 G) for touch sensation, 2) Rydel-Seiffer Tuning Fork for vibration sensation, 3) TSA-2001 Thermal sensory analyser for thermal sensation, 4)University of Texas Subjective Peripheral Neuropathy verbal questionnaire.

1) Touch perception score measured with Semmes-Weinstein monofilament wire system, declined with age (p<0.01). 2) Vibration perception score measured with the tuning fork, declined with age in foot (p<0.01). 3) Warm sense and heat pain threshold measured with TSA-2001 thermal sensory analyser increased with age, and cold sense and cold pain threshold declined with age. 4) Weight showed negative correlation with vibration perception score in man's foot.

Normal data of three sensory test obtained from this study could be used for the early detection of peripheral neuropathy or loss of "protective sensation".

Key Words: Quantitative sensory test (QST), Touch sensation, Vibration sensation, Thermal sensation, Normal


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