Subjective sensation


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(Physiol.) one of the sensations occurring when stimuli due to internal causes excite the nervous apparatus of the sense organs, as when a person imagines he sees figures which have no objective reality.

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Because pain is a subjective sensation, it is difficult to evaluate objectively in clinical trials.
It's very important to have an objective measure of pain, as pain is a subjective sensation. Until now we have had to rely on patients self-reporting or the clinical impression the doctor has," said Niculescu, who worked with other Department of Psychiatry researchers on the study.
Until now, to assess pain - a subjective sensation - doctors had to rely on patients self-reporting or the clinical symptoms.
The study concluded that a phantom larynx phenomenon does appear to occur after total laryngectomy and as many as 69% patients either had a subjective sensation of phantom or a positive response to cutaneous stimulation24.
Figure 2: Comparison between subjective sensation and rhinomanometric findings Improved Not Improved Rhinomanometry 76% 74% Subjective Sensation 24% 26% Note: Table made from bar graph.
Nir et al., [sup][5] conducted continuous EEG analysis on 18 healthy volunteers and found that there was a significant correlation between the characteristic peak alpha frequency and the subjective sensation of tonic pain.
Numerous studies have confirmed that the desirable image features for IQA should be relevant to image quality closely and correlate well with human's subjective sensation [5].
Subjective sensation and comfort measurements should ideally be coupled with documentation of physiological responses to the thermal environments.
Dry mouth is the subjective sensation of dryness experienced during the daytime or nighttime when an insufficient amount of saliva is produced.
The VAS is a unidimensional tool that quantifies the subjective sensation such as pain felt by the patient and considers physical, psychological and spiritual variables without distinguishing the impact of the different components.
Dyspnea (the subjective sensation of difficult breathing) is an incapacitating symptom that accompanies COPD and is a better predictor of mortality than forced expiratory volume in liters (Laviolette & Laveneziana, 2014).

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