Prevention of Shoulder Subluxation After Stroke With Electrical Stimulation


Phase N/A Results


The control group demonstrated greater subluxation than the treatment group over the treatment period, with a mean subluxation grade score of 0.80 compared with 0.30 in the treatment group (P=0.067; Mann-Whitney U test). At the end of the follow-up period, subluxation grade score for both groups was the same (0.63). There was no difference in changes in motor scores, changes in passive range of lateral rotation, or verbal pain ratings between the groups over any intervention period. The change in the upper arm girth over the study period showed no significant difference between the groups, though both groups demonstrated losses.