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Research Article

Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Table 2

Outcomes at baseline and 4 weeks, by intervention group (number = 35 participants)*.

OutcomeGroup 1—training + MIPE ( 𝑛 = 18)Group 2—training only ( 𝑛 = 17)

10-cm analogue pain scaleBaseline6.2 ± 2.17.3 ± 1.1
4 weeks3.9 ± 1.85.1 ± 2.3
P value≤.05
Monofilament sensationBaseline7.2 ± 1.88.3 ± 0.9
4 weeks1.4 ± 2.17.2 ± 1.3
P value.025.06
Berg balance score§Baseline31 ± 9.2728.58 ± 10.16
4 weeks47.61 ± 10.1632.52 ± 9.54
P value≤.05

*Values are mean ± standard deviation.
MIPE: monochromatic infrared photo energy.
Dependent sample t-test revealed statistically significant differences within the treatment groups except within the second group difference for the sensation measurement.
Possible score ranging from 0 to 10, indicative of the number of separate pedal anatomic sites where 5.07-monofilament touch-pressure was not appreciated by the participant (lower score indicative of more sensation).
§A score of 21–40 indicates balance impairment and a heightened medium risk of falling.