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Research Article

Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Table 3

Results of analysis of covariance between the groups at 4 weeks after intervention (number = 35 patients)*.

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

10-cm analogue pain scale3.9 ± 1.85.1 ± 2.38.16.01
Monofilament sensation1.4 ± 2.17.2 ± 1.34.2.014
Berg balance score§47.61 ± 7.3932.52 ± 9.5412.06.0001

*Values are mean ± standard deviation.
MIPE: monochromatic infrared photo energy.
Analysis of covariance.
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 medium risk of falling.