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J Reprod Med. 2007 Mar;52(3):199-206.

Effect of test order on sensitivity in vulvodynia.

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Department of Family Medicine, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109-0708, USA. barbr@umich.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the effect of order of sensitivity testing at the vulva and thumb on the sensitivity determined at the second site tested among women with and without vulvodynia.

STUDY DESIGN:

We evaluated the stability of sensitivity measurements to pressure at the vulva and thumb when the order of testing was randomized to vulva first vs. thumb first; we repeated testing 1 week later in the opposite order.

RESULTS:

Stability of results over time and the influence of the order of testing were determined among 13 women with vulvodynia and 20 asymptomatic control women. We found a strong correlation between results compared between the first and second visits as well as no order effect.

CONCLUSION:

The order of testing at vulvar and peripheral sites has little impact on the results of pressure-responsive sensitivity testing among women with and without vulvodynia.

PMID:
17465287
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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