Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANSS)

Alternate Names: LANSS Pain Scale

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Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANNS Pain Scale)

A questionnaire by Bennet (2001) meauring pain consisting of 7 yes/no items.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Bennett M. The LANSS Pain Scale: the Leeds assessment of neuropathic symptoms and signs. Pain. 2001 May;92(1-2):147-57.

Backonja, M.-M. (2002). Need for differential assessment tools of neuropathic pain and the deficits of LANSS pain scale. Pain (Amsterdam), 98(1), 229-230.

Bennett, Michael I, Smith, Blair H, Torrance, Nicola, & Potter, Jean. (2005). The S-LANSS score for identifying pain of predominantly neuropathic origin: Validation for use in clinical and postal research. The Journal of Pain, 6(3), 149-158.

Gürsoy, Azize Esra, Kolukısa, Mehmet, Yıldız, Gülsen Babacan, Kocaman, Gülşen, Celebi, Arif, & Koçer, Abdülkadir. (2013). Relationship between electrodiagnostic severity and neuropathic pain assessed by the LANSS pain scale in carpal tunnel syndrome. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 9(Default), 65-71.