The effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on arthritis knee pain in older adults with osteoarthritis of the knee.

@article{Gaines2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on arthritis knee pain in older adults with osteoarthritis of the knee.},
  author={Jean M. Gaines and E. Jeffrey Metter and Laura A Talbot},
  journal={Applied nursing research : ANR},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={201-6}
}
The objective of this study was to examine the short- and long-term effects of a home-based, 12-week neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) of the quadriceps femoris to decrease arthritis knee pain in older adults with osteoarthritis of the knee. The study sample (N = 38) was randomly assigned to the NMES treatment plus education group or the arthritis education-only group. Pain was measured in both groups with the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) at baseline, during the intervention at… CONTINUE READING

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