The Effects and Predictors of Patella Taping in the Treatment of Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01727596|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 16, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 16, 2012
Background: Taping has been used for more than 20 years for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) but the effectiveness is still controversial.
Purpose: This prospective study was conducted to investigate the effect and predictors of effectiveness of taping in treating PFPS.
Study design: Prospective cohort study Methods: One hundred consecutive patients with the diagnosis of PFPS were included in the study. Factors including sex, age, body mass index (BMI), Q angle, lateral patella displacement (LPD), lateral patellofemoral angle (LPA) and pre-taping pain score were measured. One well-trained therapist applied adhesive tape to each patient by McConnell approach. Before and after taping, patients completed a visual analog pain scale (VAS) after performing a step-down from an 8-inch platform. Paired-t test was used for the difference of the VAS score measured before and after taping. Patients with improvement of more than 1 point in VAS score after taping were considered responsible, and others were non-responsible. The results were analyzed by logistic regression.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome||Other: taping||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||The Effects and Predictors of Patella Taping in the Treatment of Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome|
|Study Start Date :||April 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2009|
Briefly, the patella was manually displaced medially, and maintained in the position by Tex Tape (Kinesio Holding Corporation, Albuquerque, NM)
Other Name: McConnell taping, patella tapping
- VAS score [ Time Frame: two weeks ]
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|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Study Chair:||Ching-Chuan Jiang, M.D. PHD||National Taiwan University Hospital|