What is Flex-Tens Unit Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is an electronic device that produces electrical signals used to stimulate nerves through unbroken skin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Side effect Patients
Bee sting sensation 1
Itchy skin 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
See all 4 patients who’ve stopped having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Duration

Currently having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Duration Patients
2 years or more 4

Stopped having Flex-Tens Unit Therapy

Duration Patients
3-6 months 1
2 years or more 3

Adherence


Always
Patients
2
50%
Usually
Patients
1
25%
Sometimes
Patients
1
25%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
0
0%
A little hard to take
Patients
3
75%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
1
25%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
2
50%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
2
50%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Flex-Tens Unit Therapy.