The PainDETECT is a simple screening tool developed to detect neuropathic pain (NeP) components in low back pain patients. It has been shown to have high sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictive accuracy.
- Developed for administration as a paper-and-pencil questionnaire
- Completion takes around 5 minutes
- Recall is current moment and the past 4 weeks
- Designed for use in patients with chronic back pain who are 18+ in age
Reference:Freynhagen R, Baron R, Gockel U, Tölle TR. PainDETECT: a new screening questionnaire to identify neuropathic components in patients with back pain. CurrMed ResOpin. 2006;22(10):1911-1920