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2021, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part B
The effect of electrotherapy on fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis
Author(s): Vasiliki Tzedaki, Anastasios Kottaras, Paris Iakovidis, Andreas Fotios Tsimerakis, Dimitrios Lytras and Christos Kopsidas
Abstract: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the central nervous system disorders. Fatigue is one of the symptoms of MS. Intervention through electrotherapy can contribute to the best physiotherapy treatment of fatigue by improving the quality of life of the individual. The aim of this review is to describe recent research data on the efficacy of electrotherapy in reducing fatigue in people with MS. The Google Scholar, PubMed and PEDro databases were searched in English with the following keywords: Multiple sclerosis, fatigue, electrical stimulation, magnetic field. The review included clinical studies that referred to methods of intervention of electrotherapy.
Discussion-Conclusions: This review failed to identify a more general electrotherapy program (treatment dosage, frequency, protocols) that could be widely used in MS patients and reduce fatigue levels. The research done so far is short-term and compares electrotherapy with other intervention techniques. There is a need for longer-term research that will help to establish general guidelines for an electrotherapy protocol (treatment dosage, frequency) for people with MS that would help reduce fatigue.
Pages: 106-108  |  305 Views  4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Vasiliki Tzedaki, Anastasios Kottaras, Paris Iakovidis, Andreas Fotios Tsimerakis, Dimitrios Lytras, Christos Kopsidas. The effect of electrotherapy on fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis. Nat J Clin Orthop 2021;5(3):106-108 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/orthor.2021.v5.i3b.300
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