Publication date: Apr 10, 2019
The objective of this study was to determine the impact on health-related quality of life of functional electrical stimulation used to improve walking in people with multiple sclerosis and to explore cost-effectiveness.
A retrospective analysis of patient records was conducted.
This study used outpatient therapy service as the study setting.
Data from 82 consecutive patients with multiple sclerosis attending for set up with functional electrical stimulation were analysed.
Patients were seen at baseline, three and six months for support in use of functional electrical stimulation, and data were collected at baseline and six months.
The EQ-5D-5L and walking speed were collected at baseline and six months after using functional electrical stimulation. The Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Device Scale was collected at six months. EQ-5D-3L utilities were derived and cost-effectiveness analysis was completed utilizing a five-year time horizon and methodology published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Significant differences ( P
Juckes, F.M., Marceniuk, G., Seary, C., and Stevenson, V.L. A cohort study of functional electrical stimulation in people with multiple sclerosis demonstrating improvements in quality of life and cost-effectiveness. 17738. 2019 Clin Rehabil.
|Functional Electrical Stimulation||EQ-5D|
|Horizon||Functional electrical stimulation|
|5D 3L utilities|
|Consecutive multiple sclerosis|