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Title: Concordance and acceptability of electric stimulation therapy: a randomised controlled trial
Authors: Miller, C;McGuiness, C;Wilson, S;Cooper, K;Swanson, T;Rooney, D;Piller, N;Woodward, M
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Citation: Journal of Wound Care 2017; 26(8): 508-513
Abstract: 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 group; a difference that was not statistically significant. Participants rated EST as acceptable (84.6% intervention; 83.3% control), only two participants, both from the placebo control group, would not be willing to use EST again. The majority considered EST easier to use than compression (68.4%). CONCLUSION: EST was a practical and acceptable treatment among people who have been unable to tolerate moderate to high compression therapy.
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/16813
DOI: 10.12968/jowc.2017.26.8.508
PubMed URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28795880
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Compression therapy
Concordance
Electric stimulation therapy
Venous leg ulcer
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