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Papers: 25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024


J Pain Res



Test-Retest Reliability of Pain Sensitivity Measures in Individuals with Shoulder Pain.


Othman R, Bajaber AM, Alhabshi AM, Albadi M, Aldhabi R, Almaddah M, Alqarni A


Central sensitization (CS) has been proposed as a possible contributor to persistent shoulder pain. Measures of sensitivity, such as quantitative sensory tests (QSTs) and sensitivity to movements evoked pain (SMEP), have been increasingly used to investigate CS in a wide range of painful conditions. However, there is a lack of data on whether QST and SMEP are reliable among individuals with shoulder pain. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the intra-rater test-retest reliability of QST and SMEP in individuals with chronic shoulder pain.