Journal article

Randomized Controlled Trial of Surface Peroneal Nerve Stimulation for Motor Relearning in Lower Limb Hemiparesis

Lynne R Sheffler, Paul N Taylor, Douglas D Gunzler, Jaap H Buurke, Maarten J IJzerman, John Chae

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare the motor relearning effect of a surface peroneal nerve stimulator (PNS) versus usual care on lower limb motor impairment, activity limitation, and quality of life among chronic stroke survivors. DESIGN: Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Teaching hospital of academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Chronic stroke survivors (N=110; >12wk poststroke) with unilateral hemiparesis and dorsiflexion strength of ≤4/5 on the Medical Research Council scale. INTERVENTIONS: Subjects were stratified by motor impairment level and then randomly assigned to ambulation training with either a surface PNS device or usual care (ankle-foot orthosis or no device) interventio..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


Awarded by National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland


Awarded by EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


Awarded by EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH &HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


Awarded by NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCING TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES


Awarded by NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (grant nos. R01HD44816, K23HD060689, and K24HD054600) and the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland (grant no. UL1RR024989).