HOME-BASED SELF-DELIVERED MIRROR THERAPY FOR PHANTOM PAIN: A PILOT STUDY JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE Darnall, B. D., Li, H. 2012; 44 (3): 254-260

Abstract

To test the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of self-delivered home-based mirror therapy for phantom pain.Uncontrolled prospective treatment outcome pilot study.Forty community-dwelling adults with unilateral amputation and phantom pain >?3 on a 0-10 numeric rating scale enrolled either during a one-time study visit (n?=?30) or remotely (n?=?10).Participants received an explanation of mirror therapy and were asked to self-treat for 25 min daily. Participants completed and posted back sets of outcomes questionnaires at months 1 and 2 post-treatment. Main outcome was average phantom pain intensity at post-treatment.A significant reduction in average phantom pain intensity was found at month 1 (n?=?31, p?=?0.0002) and at month 2 (n?=?26, p?=?0.002). The overall median percentage reduction at month 2 was 15.4%. Subjects with high education (>?16 years) compared with low education (

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