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).
- Electrical stimulation Device
Intervention Desc: This category includes any form of electrical stimulation intended to improve motor function or pain after stroke.
Three-year follow-up study of 28 patients.
|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.|