Recommendation ID
Research is recommended to address uncertainties in the potential benefits to patients and the NHS of using VibraTip. Research is needed into the diagnostic accuracy of VibraTip compared with the 10 g monofilament and calibrated tuning fork in the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy in people with diabetes. This research should also address the assessment of vibration perception compared with touch sensation in this clinical context.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
The research should gather information on the health system and economic impact of introducing VibraTip for detection of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This should include longer term outcomes so that an accurate and comprehensive cost consequences analysis can be carried out. NICE will review this guidance when substantive new evidence becomes available.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
VibraTip for testing vibration perception to detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Date issued
December 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 06/01/2015