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2016, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part E

Effect of Acupuncture- Like Tens on Hand Function in Sub-Acute Stroke – A Comparative Study


Author(s): Swethankh KS, Deepak Thazhakkattu Vasu, Jimshad T U

Abstract: Background: Stroke is also a leading cause of functional impairments, with20% of survivors requiring institutional care after 3 months and 15% - 30% being permanently disabled4. Stroke is a life-changing event that affects not only he person who may be disabled, but their family andcaregivers5 This study is to investigate whether acupuncture like TENS decreases spasticity and increases muscle strength more effectively than conventional rehabilitation and timulatory techniques objectives of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture like TENS in improvement of hand function, to assess the improvement of motor recovery of upper limb in sub-acute stroke patients using cupuncture like TENS. Methods and Material: A Total of 30 subjects who fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in the study, they were randomly divided into two groups by convenience sampling. Group A (n=15) eceived Group A received a conventional physical therapy treatment along with acupuncture like TENS for wrist extensors and triceps, and Group B (n=15) received conventional physical therapeutic exercises and techniques only. esults: shows there was an improvement in Pre to Post scores of ARA and FM for both the groups, but when comparing both the groups, there was a drastic improvement in scores of ARA and FM in group A when compared to roup B with p- value <0.0001.Conclusions: The result of the study indicates that combination of conventional Physical Therapy along with Acupuncture like TENS can be safely and effectively administered in improving hand function of sub-acute stroke patients.

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How to cite this article:
Swethankh KS, Deepak Thazhakkattu Vasu, Jimshad T U. Effect of Acupuncture- Like Tens on Hand Function in Sub-Acute Stroke – A Comparative Study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(1):261-264.
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