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Table 1 Preliminary questionnaire items

From: Clinical prediction rules for the diagnosis of neuritis in leprosy

Subjective questions
1. When did your pain start? Less than 30 days 30–90 days More than 90 days
2. Do you feel numbness or diminished skin tone in the same area that feels pain? No Yes, until 30 days Yes, 30 days or more
3. Do you feel tingling in the same area that feels pain? No Yes, until 30 days Yes, 30 days or more
4. Do you feel weakness in the hand and arm or foot and leg that feels pain? No Yes, until 30 days Yes, 30 days or more
5. Have you noticed frequent trouble opening screw bottles or lock with key?/Have you noticed frequent tripping or difficulty wearing flip-flops or sandals? No Yes, until 30 days Yes, 30 days or more
6. You notice pain worsening Waking up in the morning No Yes
When you go bed at night No Yes
Making movements with hands or arms/foots and legs No Yes
After effort, carry weight or perform manual work No Yes
Physical examination
 7. Examine radial, median and ulnar nerves/fibular, sural and tibial nerves through palpation. Ask patient about trigger pain by nerve palpation Pain is palpation spontaneously declared bfore question Pain is referred after question Patient negative trigger pain by nerve palpation
 8. Ask patient to locate the pain area. Is there pain irradiation when describing area affected? No Yes  
 9. How you think about these questions Easy to answer Difficult to answer Indifferent and had no opinion about it