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Influence of Taping on Postural Control in Subjects With Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01733433
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2014 by University Ghent.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Ghent

Brief Summary:
The main goal of this study is to evaluate the effect of taping on postural control during dynamic exercises. 30 subjects with Chronic ankle instability (CAI) will be included in the study. Several questionnaires regarding anthropometric data, medical history, activity level and functional status will be filled in by the participants. Postural control will be measured using a force plate and an optoelectronic system to capture lower limb kinematics. Subjects will be asked to perform a forward hop, sideward hop and a vertical drop, and they have to maintain their balance for 10 seconds after landing. 5 good trials of each movement will be captured. Subjects with CAI will perform these exercises with and without tape. Hypothesis is that subjects with CAI that tape will enhance postural control.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Chronic Ankle Instability Procedure: Taping the ankle

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Influence of Taping on Postural Control in Subjects With Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI).
Study Start Date : October 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: taped ankle
Subjects will be taped in at the ankle for a series of exercises.
Procedure: Taping the ankle
Subjects will be taped in at the ankle for performing several exercises.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Immediate postural control with tape on ankle. [ Time Frame: for 75 minutes, the duration of the exercises. ]
    Postural control will be measured using a force plate and an optoelectronic system to capture lower limb kinematics.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Subjective evaluation of the effect of taping on pain [ Time Frame: 1 minute after the exercises (which last approximately 75 minutes). ]
    Evaluation will be done using a VAS scale.

  2. Subjective evaluation of the effect of taping on difficulty level. [ Time Frame: 1 minute after the exercises (which last approximately 75 minutes). ]
    This will be evaluated by interviewing the subject.

  3. Subject evaluation of the effect of taping on instability feelings. [ Time Frame: 1 minute after the exercises (which last approximately 75 minutes). ]
    This will be evaluated by interviewing the subject.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • a history of at least one ankle sprain which resulted in pain, swelling and stiffness, prohibiting participation in sport-, recreational or other activities for at least 3 weeks
  • repeated ankle sprains
  • presence of giving way
  • feeling of weakness around the ankle
  • a decreased functional participation (recreational, competitive or professionally)

Exclusion Criteria:


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Contacts
Contact: Roel De Ridder, Drs. Roel.Deridder@ugent.be

Locations
Belgium
Ghent University Recruiting
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Contact: Roel De Ridder, Drs       Roel.Deridder@ugent.be   
Principal Investigator: Philip Roosen, PhD, prof         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Ghent
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Philip Roosen, PhD University Ghent

Responsible Party: University Ghent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01733433     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012/480
First Posted: November 27, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 5, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Instability
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases