Effectiveness of Tens in Reducing Postural Instability in Stroke Patients with and without Neglect- An Experimental Study

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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume V, Issue III, March 2018 | ISSN 2321–2705

Effectiveness of Tens in Reducing Postural Instability in Stroke Patients with and without Neglect- An Experimental Study

V. Sudharshan1, K.Vadivelan2, Prof. V.P.R. Sivakumar3

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 1 SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India
Associate Professor, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India.
3 Dean, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract:

Objective: The purpose of the study is to find the effectiveness of TENS in reducing postural instability in stroke patients with and without neglect.

Methodology: STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study, SAMPLE SIZE: 30 Samples, STUDY SETTING: Vijaya hospital and home based study.

Procedure: 30 patients were selected based on the selection criteria in that 15 stroke patients with neglect and 15 stroke patients without neglect.

Conclusion: This study was done on 15 stroke patients with neglect and 15 stroke patients without neglect who is scoring 1 in unsupported sitting of berg balance scale were selected to apply TENS

I. INTRODUCTION

Stroke is the clinical designation for a rapidly developing loss in brain function due to an interruption in the blood supply to all or parts of the brain. This phenomenon can be caused by thrombosis, embolism, or haemorrhage.
Neglect is a phenomenon, which may occur after damage (whether from stroke, trauma or other causes) to either hemisphere of the brain, although it is more common in right hemisphere damage.
Unilateral neglect (aka hemispatial neglect) is the failure to perceive stimuli coming from the left side. These stimuli may be auditory, visual, and tactile. In other words, the patient acts as if the left side of his world had ceased to exist.
Unilateral neglect is a behaviour that results from damage to the parietal lobe of the brain. It is rather bizarre condition where a sufferer will tend to ignore anything that is located in one particular half, or spatial hemisphere. The immediately apparent cause in lesion to a particular brain hemisphere.