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Effects of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on children with asthma.
J Asthma. 2010 Dec; 47(10):1116-22.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the effects of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (AL-TENS) on children with asthma.

METHODS

After an 8-week run-in period, the experimental group were assigned to treatment with AL-TENS, whereas the control group did not receive AL-TENS. A total of 43 children with asthma were recruited from a hospital and an elementary school. All the cases had been diagnosed as having asthma by physicians. The outcome measures included pulmonary function tests (PFTs), heart rate turbulence (HRT), heart rate variability (HRV), and pediatric asthma quality-of-life questionnaire (PAQLQ).

RESULTS

After 8 weeks of AL-TENS, there were no significant differences on forced vital capacity (FVC), FEV₁/FVC, and peak expiratory flows (PEFs) between the two groups. The HRT is the physiological, biphasic response of the sinus node to premature ventricular contractions. In the experimental group, the mean HRT was statistically significant between pretest and posttest. The HRV and the PAQLQ showed no difference, but in the experimental group, the subscale of the PAQLQ (particularly activity) improved significantly more than the pretest scores. Furthermore, there were no differences in PFTs and HRV after 8 weeks of AL-TENS between the two groups.

CONCLUSIONS

The PAQLQ activities of the experimental group improved significantly more than those of the control group. Reasons may include: 1) the asthma cases were stable and the cases were on stable status and 2) the degree of airway remodeling was less. It is suggested that in the future, treatment frequency and the long-term follow-up for evaluating the effects of AL-TENS on children with asthma should also be considered.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Nursing, Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health, Keelung, Taiwan, Republic of China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21039208

Citation

Lin, Chia Hsien, et al. "Effects of Acupuncture-like Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation On Children With Asthma." The Journal of Asthma : Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, vol. 47, no. 10, 2010, pp. 1116-22.
Lin CH, Wang MH, Chung HY, et al. Effects of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on children with asthma. J Asthma. 2010;47(10):1116-22.
Lin, C. H., Wang, M. H., Chung, H. Y., & Liu, C. F. (2010). Effects of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on children with asthma. The Journal of Asthma : Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, 47(10), 1116-22. https://doi.org/10.3109/02770903.2010.514640
Lin CH, et al. Effects of Acupuncture-like Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation On Children With Asthma. J Asthma. 2010;47(10):1116-22. PubMed PMID: 21039208.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on children with asthma. AU - Lin,Chia Hsien, AU - Wang,Mei-Hua, AU - Chung,Hsueh-Yu, AU - Liu,Chi Feng, Y1 - 2010/11/01/ PY - 2010/11/3/entrez PY - 2010/11/3/pubmed PY - 2011/1/6/medline SP - 1116 EP - 22 JF - The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma JO - J Asthma VL - 47 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (AL-TENS) on children with asthma. METHODS: After an 8-week run-in period, the experimental group were assigned to treatment with AL-TENS, whereas the control group did not receive AL-TENS. A total of 43 children with asthma were recruited from a hospital and an elementary school. All the cases had been diagnosed as having asthma by physicians. The outcome measures included pulmonary function tests (PFTs), heart rate turbulence (HRT), heart rate variability (HRV), and pediatric asthma quality-of-life questionnaire (PAQLQ). RESULTS: After 8 weeks of AL-TENS, there were no significant differences on forced vital capacity (FVC), FEV₁/FVC, and peak expiratory flows (PEFs) between the two groups. The HRT is the physiological, biphasic response of the sinus node to premature ventricular contractions. In the experimental group, the mean HRT was statistically significant between pretest and posttest. The HRV and the PAQLQ showed no difference, but in the experimental group, the subscale of the PAQLQ (particularly activity) improved significantly more than the pretest scores. Furthermore, there were no differences in PFTs and HRV after 8 weeks of AL-TENS between the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: The PAQLQ activities of the experimental group improved significantly more than those of the control group. Reasons may include: 1) the asthma cases were stable and the cases were on stable status and 2) the degree of airway remodeling was less. It is suggested that in the future, treatment frequency and the long-term follow-up for evaluating the effects of AL-TENS on children with asthma should also be considered. SN - 1532-4303 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21039208/Effects_of_acupuncture_like_transcutaneous_electrical_nerve_stimulation_on_children_with_asthma_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/02770903.2010.514640 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -