The effect of TENS on pain, function, depression, and analgesic consumption in the early postoperative period with spinal surgery patients.

@article{Kara2011TheEO,
  title={The effect of TENS on pain, function, depression, and analgesic consumption in the early postoperative period with spinal surgery patients.},
  author={Bilge Yılmaz Kara and Ferdi Başkurt and Serap Acar and Didem Karadibak and Lugen Ciftci and Serhat Erbayraktar and Ali Necati Gokmen},
  journal={Turkish neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={618-24}
}
AIM The aim of our study was to examine the effects of the use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in patients who had undergone spinal surgery on pain, functionality, depression and consumption of analgesic agents. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-Four patients were randomized and placed into two groups, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) plus TENS and only PCA. To assess the pain levels of the patients, the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) was used. In the assessment of their… CONTINUE READING
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