Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Treatment protocols of neuromuscular rehabilitation in acute stroke patients

From: The influence of functional electrical stimulation on hand motor recovery in stroke patients: a review

  Time of onset Frequency per week Duration per session Duration of intervention
Malhotra et al. 2013* [14] < 6 weeks 5 2 × 30 min 6 weeks
Mangold et al. 2009* [67] 2 – 18 weeks 3 45 min 4 weeks
Alon et al. 2007* [25] < 30 days 5 4 × 10 min increase of 5 min per day 12 weeks
Chae et al. 1998* [65] < 22 days 7 60 min 15 sessions
Francisco et al. 1998* [10] < 6 weeks 5 2 × 30 min 5 weeks
  1. Summary of treatment protocols employed in FES studies evaluating acute stroke patients. Frequency of stimulation, duration per session and overall duration of intervention vary greatly across studies. Studies marked with an asterisk (*) are randomized controlled trials.