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									*Neuropathy Pain Scale (NPS)*
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-06-2020
last updated: 05-06-2020 by K.Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software LLC

Script Copyright © 05-06-2020 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements the Neuropathy Pain Scale (NPS).

Reference
Galer, BS, and Mark P. Jensen, MP (1997). Development and of a pain measure preliminary validation 
specific to neuropathic pain: The Neuropathic Pain Scale. Neurology, 48, 332-338.

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OVERVIEW
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The Neuropathy Pain Scale asks 10 pain-related questions 
(intense, sharp, hot, dull, cold, sensitive, itchy, unpleasant, deep, surface) 
Most questions are 11-point likert type questions (scored on a scale 0-10).

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 2 minutes to complete

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DATA FILE INFORMATION 
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The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'nps.iqdat'

date, time:							date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
subject, group, session:	  		 with the current subject/groupnumber/session id
build:								the Inquisit build 

q*_response:						response given (in assigned values)
									q1: intense (0-10) 
									q2: sharp (0-10)
									q3: hot (0-10)
									q4: dull (0-10) 
									q5: cold (0-10)
									q6: sensitive (0-10) 
									q7: itchy (0-10)
									
									q8: time of pain
									
									q9: unpleasant (0-10) 
									q10a/b: deep, surface (0-10)
									
									
q*_latency:							how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular 
									question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)


(2) Summary data file: 'nps_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)

computer.platform:					the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
script.startdate:					date script was run
script.starttime:					time script was started
script.subjectid:					assigned subject id number
script.groupid:						assigned group id number
script.sessionid:					assigned session id number
script.elapsedtime:					time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script
script.completed:					0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 
									1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
									
+ responses to individual questions									
									q1: intense (0-10) 
									q2: sharp (0-10)
									q3: hot (0-10)
									q4: dull (0-10) 
									q5: cold (0-10)
									q6: sensitive (0-10) 
									q7: itchy (0-10)
									
									q8: time of pain
									
									q9: unpleasant (0-10) 
									q10a/b: deep, surface (0-10)

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EDITABLE CODE 
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check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. 
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code 
to further customize your experiment.

The parameters you can change are:

/pageinstructions:			general intro instructions