Effects of High and Low Frequency TENS on Sympathetic Skin Response and Skin Temperature

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
samaneh ebrahimi, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01696149
First received: September 18, 2012
Last updated: September 27, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
  Purpose

The aim of this study was to determine the effects of 4 Hz and 110 Hz transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on the sympathetic nervous system via measuring the sympathetic skin response (SSR) and skin temperature.


Condition Intervention
Effects of TENS on Sympathetic Skin Response
Device: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Effects of High and Low Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Sympathetic Skin Response and Skin Temperature

Further study details as provided by Shiraz University of Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes of sympathetic skin response [ Time Frame: 15 seconds before, just 15 seconds after, and 10 minutes after application of interventions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Sympathetic skin response from the simulated (Right) hand was measured 15 seconds before, just 15 seconds after, and 10 minutes after application of interventions.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes of skin temperature [ Time Frame: 15 seconds before, just 15 seconds after, and 10 minutes after application of interventions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    skin temperature of both stimulated (Right) and none stimulated (Left) hand was measured 15 seconds before, just 15 seconds after, and 10 minutes after application of interventions


Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: electrical nerve stimulation
All subjects participated, randomly, in a 4 Hz transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation session, a 110 Hz transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation session, and a control (off-transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) session. Each session consisted of a 20- minute stimulation period and a 10-minute follow up period
Device: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
All subjects participated, randomly, in a 4 Hz TENS session, a 110 Hz TENS session, and a control (off-TENS) session. Each session consisted of a 20- minute stimulation period and a 10-minute follow up period.
Other Name: TENS

Detailed Description:

15 healthy subjects (8 females, 7 males) with a mean age of 22.6 ± 3.7 years participated in this study.

All subjects participated, randomly, in a 4 Hz TENS session, a 110 Hz TENS session, and a control (off-TENS) session. Each session consisted of a 20- minute stimulation period and a 10-minute follow up period.

Outcome measures: Sympathetic skin response from the simulated (Right) hand and skin temperature of both stimulated (Right) and none stimulated (Left) hand was measured 15 seconds before, just 15 seconds after, and 10 minutes after application of interventions.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women aged 18 to 30 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of cardiovascular, neurologic or musculoskeletal disease
  • Taking medication at the time of the study
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01696149

Sponsors and Collaborators
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Farzaneh Dehghan Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: samaneh ebrahimi, PhD candidate, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01696149     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 87-4520
Study First Received: September 18, 2012
Last Updated: September 27, 2012
Health Authority: Iran: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Shiraz University of Medical Sciences:
TENS, sympathetic skin response, skin temperature

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