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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Combination with TENS: Effectiveness on Pain and Functional Outcomes in Knee OA Patients:A Study Protocol


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The goal of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of combination of Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and TENS on pain and functional outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Patients following ACR criteria for knee osteoarthritis, aged more than 45 years will be selected for the study. 80 patients will be selected and will be randomized into following four groups: Active tDCS/active TENS (group 1), Sham tDCS/active TENS(group 2), Active tDCS/sham TENS(group 3), Sham tDCS/sham TENS(group 4). The study will be participant blinded randomized controlled trial. The outcome variables are pain and functional assessment using six minute walk test and self-reported questionnaire KOOS. Trial Registration: CTRI/2018/02/012027.

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Combination, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, TENS, Pain, Osteoarthritis, Knee.
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Authors

Rekha Chaturvedi
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar, Haryana, India
Sivachidambaram Kulandaivelan
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar, Haryana, India
Manoj Malik
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar, Haryana, India
Shabnam Joshi
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar, Haryana, India

Abstract


The goal of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of combination of Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and TENS on pain and functional outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Patients following ACR criteria for knee osteoarthritis, aged more than 45 years will be selected for the study. 80 patients will be selected and will be randomized into following four groups: Active tDCS/active TENS (group 1), Sham tDCS/active TENS(group 2), Active tDCS/sham TENS(group 3), Sham tDCS/sham TENS(group 4). The study will be participant blinded randomized controlled trial. The outcome variables are pain and functional assessment using six minute walk test and self-reported questionnaire KOOS. Trial Registration: CTRI/2018/02/012027.

Keywords


Combination, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, TENS, Pain, Osteoarthritis, Knee.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F191988