EFFECTIVENESS OF TRANSCUTANEOUS ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF VAGUS NERVE AMONG POST STROKE URINARY INCONTINENCE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 3895-3913
AbstractBACKGROUND:One of the leading cause for disability and morbidity in India is Stroke.Among the stroke survivors, Urinary Incontinence (UI) is the most common condition that is more associated to disability and mortality. A study stated that among the continent stroke survivors 35% of them had an incidence of UI in a week.The ―Vagus nerve stimulation‖ is a generalized term describing any method of stimulation of Vagus nerve. OBJECTIVE:To Find out the Effectiveness of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation of Vagus nerve in post stroke urinary incontinence . METHODOLOGY:The study design is experimental,study type was Single Blinded Randomized type, Sampling method was Random sampling Method with 30 subjects and Study duration was 8 weeks,Studysetting was SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kattankulathur A total of 30 subjects were taken randomly ,Group-A subjects were given transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) and Kegel’s exercise. Group-B control group was given Kegel’s exercise alone. OUTCOME MEASURES:Barthel Index Score (BIS) and Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OBSS) RESULTS: There is a significantly more improvement in the control of urinary bladder in Group-A than Group-B CONCLUSION: tVNS shows an increase in the bladder control in post stroke urinary incontinence patients.
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