Hong Kong Med J 2009;15(Suppl 4):S42-6
Effectiveness of a home-based rehabilitation programme on lower limb functions after stroke
CWY Hui-Chan, SSM Ng, MKY Mak
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1. Home-based rehabilitation programmes using a combination of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) with task-related training (TRT) achieved superior results to the use of either of these interventions alone for improving motor functions in post-stroke patients whose strokes occurred 4.3 to 5.0 years previously.
2. The TENS is particularly useful as complementary therapy in a home-based TRT programme for patients with chronic stroke.