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    Neuropathic Pain Questionnaire and Neuropathic Pain Questionnaire-Short Form: Translation, Reliability, and Validation Study of the Turkish Version.
    (2019-01-11) Yurdakul, OZAN VOLKAN; Rezvani, A; Küçükakkaş, O; Tolu, S; Kiliçoğlu, MEHMET SERKAN; Aydin, T; YURDAKUL, OZAN VOLKAN; KILIÇOĞLU, MEHMET SERKAN
    Aim: To perform reliability and validity studies of the Neuropathic Pain Questionnaire (NPQ) and NPQ-Short Form (SF) in the Turkish language. Material and methods: The Turkish translation and cross-cultural validation were performed. Then, 101 patients (36 males, 65 females; mean age: 50.4 ± 14.49; range: 20-87) with chronic pain were asked to fill out a pack of questionnaires, including the NPQ, NPQ-SF, Douleur Neuropathique 4 (DN4), Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms (LANSS), and Numeric Rating Scale (NRS). A subgroup of 41 patients (11 males, 30 females) completed the NPQ and NPQ-SF for the second time after 3 days by telephone. Internal consistency was tested by Cronbach's-α and test-retest reliability was assessed by calculating the intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC). Construct validity was assessed by comparing NPQ, NPQ-SF, and NRS. Concurrent validity was tested by comparing NPQ, NPQ-SF, DN4, and LANSS. Results: Internal consistency by Cronbach's-Ī± was 0.84 and 0.67 for the NPQ and NPQ-SF, respectively, indicating adequate and low internal consistency, respectively. ICC was 0.96 (p < 0.001; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.95-0.97) for NPQ and 0.97 (p < 0.001; 95% CI, 0.95-0.97) for NPQ-SF, indicating a high test-retest reliability for both questionnaires. Conclusion: The Turkish versions of NPQ and NPQ-SF were reliable and valid for patients with chronic pain. To our knowledge, this is the first Turkish adaptation and test of the reliability and validity of the NPQ and NPQ-SF (short-form). These questionnaires could potentially help clinicians who seek to assess neuropathic pain for clinical and investigational purposes.
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    How does cross-education affects muscles of paretic upper extremity in subacute stroke survivors?
    (2020-06-06T00:00:00Z) Kilicoglu, MS; Yurdakul, Ozan Volkan; Kucukakkas, O; Eren, F; Aydin, T; YURDAKUL, OZAN VOLKAN; KILIÇOĞLU, MEHMET SERKAN; KÜÇÜKAKKAŞ, OKAN
    Introduction This study aimed to evaluate the benefits of adding electromuscular stimulation (EMS) to the flexors of wrist muscles on the nonparetic limb in conventional stroke training to strengthen homologous agonist and antagonist muscles on the paretic side in patients with subacute stroke. Methods The EMS group patients (n = 15) received conventional therapy for 30 sessions for 6 weeks (60 min/session) with 30 min of electrical stimulation to their nonparetic forearm using wrist flexors, with 5 min of pre- and post-warm-up. The transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) group patients (n = 15) received the same conventional rehabilitation training with 30 min of conventional antalgic TENS at a barely sensible level to their nonparetic forearm. The Fugl-Meyer motor function assessment for upper extremity (FMA-UE), functional independence measure (FIM), Brunnstrom staging of recovery for hand, maximum and mean wrist flexion force (flexion(max) and flexion(mean)), and wrist extension force (extension(max) and extension(mean)) of paretic untrained limb were evaluated before and after the treatment. Results EMS and TENS group patients improved similarly in terms of FMA-UE, FIM, and Brunnstrom staging for hand recovery. However, flexion(max) and flexion(mean) of the paretic limb increased more in the EMS group than in the TENS group. Extension(max) and extension(mean) on the paretic side increased in the EMS group but did not differ in the TENS group. Conclusion Cross-education via EMS may have a beneficial effect as an adjunct to conventional treatment methods. This study is retrospectively registered and is available at (ID: NCT04113369).