Concordance and acceptability of electric stimulation therapy: a randomised controlled trial.
C Miller, W McGuiness, S Wilson, K Cooper, T Swanson, D Rooney, N Piller, M Woodward
Journal of Wound Care | Published : 2017
OBJECTIVE: A pilot single-blinded randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted to examine concordance with and acceptability of electric stimulation therapy (EST) in patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs) who had not tolerated moderate to high compression. METHOD: Participants were randomised to the intervention group (n=15) or a placebo control group (n=8) in which EST was used four times daily for 20 minutes per session. Participants were monitored for eight weeks during which time concordance with the treatment and perceptions of the treatment were assessed. RESULTS: Concordance with the total recommended treatment time was 71.4% for the intervention group and 82.9% for the control gro..View full abstract