Gwathmey et al reported the CAPPRI instrument (chronic acquired polyneuropathy patient-reported index) for evaluating patients with neuropathy. This can help to determine its impact on the patient's quality of life. The authors are from multiple institutions in the United States and Canada.

Patient selection: polyneuropathy


Items related to the neuropathy over the past few weeks:

(1) frustrated by neuropathy

(2) bothered by pain

(3) off balance when walking

(4) trouble getting dressed

(5) trouble sleeping

(6) bothered by work limitations

(7) trouble driving

(8) dependent on others

(9) depressed

(10) have falls

(11) preoccupied by neuropathy

(12) unable to do all leiasure activities

(13) worn out

(14) trouble eating

(15) trouble doing activities around the house




not at all


a little bit


a lot



score =

= SUM(points for all 15 parameters)



• minimum score: 0

• maximum score: 30

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