Follow-up Study of Low TENS Treatment on Post-Stroke Paretic Arm

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

To determine whether stroke patients with initial increases in arm motor recovery following low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (low TENS) treatment go on to show long-term benefits. Also whether the same therapy results in long-term improvements in motor function, spasticity or activities of daily living (ADL).

Interventions

  • Electrical stimulation Other
    Intervention Desc: This category includes any form of electrical stimulation intended to improve motor function or pain after stroke.

Trial Design

Three-year follow-up study of 28 patients.

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Fugl-Meyer Motor Performance Scale for evaluation of changes in arm motor function. A 6-point Ashworth Scale to measure spasticity. Barthel Index to evaluate performance in ADL.

Sponsors

Regional Social Insurance Office in collaboration with the Stockholm County Coucil (Dagmar-Funds), the Committee for the Health and Caring Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Foundation for Stroke Research and Foundation Gamla Tjanarinnor