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Table 3 Semmes Weinstein Monofilament Sensory Testing

From: The effects of diabetes and/or peripheral neuropathy in detecting short postural perturbations in mature adults

Testing Location Peripheral Neuropathy Group
Mean (std)
N = 32
Neurologically Intact Group
Mean (std)
N = 37
Diabetic Group
Mean (std)
N = 25
Non Diabetic Group
Mean (std)
N = 44
Left Great Toe (log of force in grams) 3.85 (0.63) 3.56 (0.48) 3.95 (0.56)* 3.55 (0.53)
Base of Left 1st Metatarsal (log of force in grams) 4.06 (0.56) 3.70 (0.62) 4.14 (0.70)* 3.71 (0.51)
Base of Left 5th Metatarsal (log of force in grams) 4.26 (0.76) 3.85 (0.62) 4.41 (0.65)* 3.87 (0.70)
Left Heel (log of force in grams) 4.60 (0.75) 4.42 (0.54) 4.99 (0.58)* 4.24 (0.54)
Right Great Toe (log of force in grams) 3.73 (0.71) 3.64 (0.50) 3.87 (0.68) 3.57 (0.53)
Base of Right 1st Metatarsal (log of force in grams) 3.97 (0.58) 3.67 (0.48) 3.97 (0.65) 3.72 (0.47)
Base of Right 5th Metatarsal (log of force in grams) 4.22 (0.65) 3.86 (0.56) 4.29 (0.82) 3.91 (0.44)
Right Heel (log of force in grams) 4.65 (0.63) 4.41 (0.54) 4.71 (0.54) 4.44 (0.61)
  1. * significant main effect for subjects with diabetes versus those without diabetes, p < 0.05