The primary aim of the current study was to evaluate discomfort levels of facial NMES in healthy volunteers. Eight participants completed the Discomfort Level Scale (DLS) following each motor level facial neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) session. Each participant completed 12 sessions of facial NMES for a total of 96 NMES treatments. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient demonstrated a significant correlation between the facial NMES intensity level and DLS (p < 0.001). This study demonstrated that the DLS is a useful tool to check for discomfort levels in patients who receive facial NMES. Further, this study provides strong support for the tolerability of facial NMES.
|Journal||Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2020|
- Discomfort scale
- Labial NMES
- Percutaneous electrical stimulation
- Surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation
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