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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1996;20(2):23.
The Change of the Visual Analogue Scale According to Decreased Skin Temperature
Seon-Koo Park, M.D., Si-Bog Park, M.D., Sang-Gun Lee, M.D. , Kang-Mok Lee, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University
피부온도 저하에 따른 시각적 상사척도의 변화
박선구, 박시복, 이상건, 이강목
한양대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

The purpose of this study was to evaluate cold effect to reduce pain by using visual analogue scale(VAS), two point discrimination and pressure threshold.

The subjects were 26 healthy adults without history of chronic pain, neurological abnormality and psychologic problem.

The results were as follows:

1) The mean temperature which initiated pain and erythema were 10.49℃ and 8.97℃, respectively.

2) As decreasing skin temperature, visual analogue scale(VAS) was decreased and two point discrimination was increased, but the pressure pain threshold was not changed.

3) At basic skin temperature, the VAS of dominant side is higher than that of non-dominant side.

4) Cold therapy of one side of the body doesn't change the sensory parameters of the contralateral side.

Key Words: Cold, VAS, Two-point discrimination, Pressure threshold


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