Comparison of T.E.N.S. and T.E.A.M. units : a patient survey

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Show simple item record Rhoads, Stephanie A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:31Z 2011-06-03T19:36:31Z 1993 en_US 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1993 .R54 en_US
dc.description.abstract The principal application of TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) and TEAM (Tannenbaum Electroanalgesia Method) units is basically identical. The primary difference in the units is the treatment frequency. TENS is considered to be primarily a low frequency modality, while the TEAM unit is considered to be a medium frequency modality. Conventional TENS units have adjustable parameters with a pulse width of 40-200 microseconds, a pulse rate of 1-160 Hz, and a pulse rise time of 4-20 microseconds. The TEAM unit has set parameters with a high frequency driving force of 100,000 Hz, a treatment frequency of 2500 Hz, and an interruption frequency of 286 Hz.This paper examines the literature of TENS and TEAM units to give an overall understanding of both and discusses patient questionnaires sent out to TEAM patients. The relatively new TEAM unit is evaluated by patients who have tried other unsuccessful means of treatment. The patients' evaluation is often considered to be the most valuable and lends the most insight as to whether treatment is effective or if the treatment at home is being done incorrectly. Many of the patients had previously used TENS units and therefore provide a true critical evaluation. This paper is aimed mainly toward physicians and physical therapists in an attempt to provide a basic understanding of the differences in these two different modalities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.format.extent ii, 27 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Comparison of T.E.N.S. and T.E.A.M. units : a patient survey en_US
dc.title.alternative Comparison of TENS and TEAM units. en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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