Cycling induced by Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a promising rehabilitative approach for stroke patients, mainly in the post-acute phase. This systematic review summarizes the current evidence about its effectiveness. Seven randomized controlled trials involving 221 subjects were found. Overall, a slight trend but no significant differences were achieved in favor of FES-cycling in walking speed and muscle strength. Further high-quality studies are advocated to derive an evidence-based conclusion about the effectiveness of FES-cycling in post-acute stroke patients.

Cycling Induced by Functional Electrical Stimulation in Stroke Patients: A Systematic Review and a Meta-analysis of the Evidence

Ambrosini, E.;Ferrante, S.;Parati, M.;Pedrocchi, A.
2019

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Cycling induced by Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a promising rehabilitative approach for stroke patients, mainly in the post-acute phase. This systematic review summarizes the current evidence about its effectiveness. Seven randomized controlled trials involving 221 subjects were found. Overall, a slight trend but no significant differences were achieved in favor of FES-cycling in walking speed and muscle strength. Further high-quality studies are advocated to derive an evidence-based conclusion about the effectiveness of FES-cycling in post-acute stroke patients.
CONVERGING CLINICAL AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH ON NEUROREHABILITATION III
978-3-030-01844-3
978-3-030-01845-0
Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Artificial Intelligence
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