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Decreased central fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients after 8 weeks of surface functional electrical stimulation

Ya-Ju Chang, PhD, et al.

Fatigue, particularly central fatigue, is one of the most commonly reported symptoms in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, effective treatments for MS-associated central fatigue have not been established. Surface functional electrical stimulation (FES), which can challenge the peripheral neuromuscular system without overloading the central nervous system, is a relatively safe therapeutic strategy. The current study showed that central fatigue was a primary limitation in MS patients during voluntary exercise, and that 8 weeks of surface FES training led to significantly reduced fatigue, particularly central fatigue, in individuals with MS.

Volume 48 Number 5, 2011
   Pages 555 — 564


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Chang YJ, Hsu MJ, Chen SM, Lin CH, Wong AMK. Decreased central fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients after 8 weeks of surface functional electrical stimulation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(5):555-64.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.03.0038
ResearcherID: Ya-Ju Chang, PhD: B-9326-2011.
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