Thermal perception thresholds recorded using method of limits change over brief time intervals
Palmer, S. and Martin, D. (2005) Thermal perception thresholds recorded using method of limits change over brief time intervals. Somatosensory and Motor Research, 22 (4). pp. 327-334. ISSN 1369-1651
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08990220500420731
This paper raises methodological issues concerning Quantitative Sensory Testing assessments used to investigate short term efficacy of analgesic interventions. Thermal perception thresholds were demonstrated to change over time even in the absence of an analgesic. Hence such assessments cannot reliably be used to make judgements about individual responses to interventions.