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The effect of electroacupuncture on shoulder subluxation for stroke patients

Item

Title

The effect of electroacupuncture on shoulder subluxation for stroke patients

Journal Publication

The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences

Date

2000

volume

16(10)

pages

525-532

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care
Cerebrovascular Accident
Electroacupuncture
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Occupational Therapy
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Shoulder Dislocation
Usual Care Control, Unspecified
TCM Acupuncture Style

Abstract

In this study, we evaluated the effect of electroacupuncture on shoulder subluxation for stroke patients. Twenty hemiplegic patients with shoulder subluxation were randomly and equally divided into two groups. The subjects in the control group received conventional therapy, and the subjects in the study group were treated with electroacupuncture and conventional therapy for four weeks. The visual analog scale (VAS) for shoulder pain, motor function status, anthropometry, and X-ray assessment were used to evaluate the status of shoulder subluxation before and after treatment. The results indicated that the pain scores decreased in the study groups significantly more than those in the control group. The degrees of shoulder reduction, including the measurement of anthropometry and X-ray assessment in the study group, were more than those of the control group. However, the motor function status showed no significant difference between two groups. It is concluded that electroacupuncture can be an effective adjuvant management in the treatment of shoulder subluxation for stroke patients

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Shoulder Pain

has study population number

20

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