Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00001595
Title: Effectiveness of tDCS on motor functions of the affected side in hemiplegic individuals: an overview
Category: Pharmacology
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    Objective: To review the researches on the effectiveness of non-invasive brain stimulation in the form of transcranial direct current stimulation on rehabilitation of individuals suffering from stroke. Design: A computerized search of CINAHL, EMBASE, COCHRANE central register of controlled trials, PEDro, PUBMED, SCIENTECH, and OT SEEKER from January 1996 to December 2013 was conducted. Participants: The study considered patients suffering from stroke of age 18 years and above of both genders and of all duration. Intervention: tDCS in association with physiotherapy or occupational therapy was included. Different modes of application such as unihemispheric and bihemispheric stimulations of tDCS were also included. Outcome Measure: Functional scales that measured motor functions, motor control, hand functions, Gait or Activities of daily living were included. Results: Seven studies met the inclusion criteriawere included and reviewed for their methodological quality. The average score of these studies was 8.57 ± 1.72  with a minimum score of  and a maximum score of 10. Conclusion: The review of all the seven studies on the effectiveness of the application of tDCS post stroke shows better recovery in the upper limb motor recovery and no significant difference in the lower limb motor recovery.

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    Deepak Nair1*, Vaithiamanithi Perumal2, Narkeesh Arumugam3

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    1 Associate Professor, Physiotherapy, SAIMS Medical College & Post Graduate Institute, Indore MP, India
    2 Prof & Head, Occupational Therapy, SAIMS Medical College & Post Graduate Institute, Indore MP, India
    3 Prof & Head, Physiotherapy, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

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    Deepak Nair,
    Associate Professor,
    Physiotherapy, SAIMS Medical College &
     Post Graduate Institute, Indore MP, India

    Received on:04-06-2014; Revised  on: 17-07-2014; Accepted on:09-08-2014

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    Author:

    Deepak Nair1*, Vaithiamanithi Perumal2, Narkeesh Arumugam3

    Title:Effectiveness of tDCS on motor functions of the affected side in hemiplegic individuals: an overview
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):8(8)
    Year:2014
    Page No: (1140-1147)
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    Methodology:Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation
    Research Materials:Stroke

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NIBS tDCS Stroke Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation

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