Title

Validating a Health Questionnaire for Predicting Neuropathy in Patients with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

1998

Advisor

Robert Dumonceaux

Abstract

Questionnaires are a cost-effective method for screening large numbers of people for health problems. More expensive clinical follow-up can focus on people whose responses to the questionnaire suggest they are most at risk. To my knowledge, no questionnaire has ever been developed to screen for neuropathy in diabetics. Using the questionnaire developed by Dr. Peter Cavanagh and Dr. Robert Van Deursen at the Center for Locomotion Studies (CELOS) at Penn State University, I was able to create a model from the questionnaire that predicts the presence of neuropathy.

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