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Role of Kinesiology Tape in Older Adults

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 4, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Unıversıty of Yalova

Brief Summary:

Aim: The present study aimed to investigate the role of Kinesiology ('Kinesio') tape in the physiological risk of falling in older adults.

Methods: Twenty two older adults aged over 65 years and living in nursing homes. After assessment of demographic information, they were randomized into one of two groups [(Kinesio tape (n = 22) and control (n = 20)]. Kinesio tape was applied on the Kinesio tape group only and worn during a 2-week intervention period. Participants were evaluated with the Visual Analog Scale, Berg Balance Scale, Timed Up and Go Test, Mini-Mental State Examination, 30-Second Sit to Stand test and Functional Independent Measurement instrument at baseline, after 2 weeks of application and at 2-week follow-up.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Older Adult Other: Kinesiotape Other: No application Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 42 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Role of Kinesiology Tape in Reducing Physiological Fall Risk in Older Adults
Actual Study Start Date : December 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Kinesiotape group Other: Kinesiotape
Experimental: Control group Other: No application
This group have no application during study time

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Timed Up and Go Test and Berg Balance Scale [ Time Frame: 4 days/ two weeks ]
    the application of 'Kinesio' tape has positive effects on functional mobility and balance in older adults

  2. the effect of time [ Time Frame: follow up two weeks ]
    The effects of 'Kinesio' tape last for at least two weeks after application

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • After signing the consent form, individuals who agreed to participate underwent the Timed Up and Go test. Participants whose the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test score was over 13 s (Fig. 1),14) who showed full cooperation and who had no hearing or vision problems that would affect the ability to participate in the study evaluation methods were included in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bedridden older adults, those with an acute disease or infection, those with cognitive problems [assessed by the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)], a lower extremity orthosis or prosthesis, neurological issues and those who had endured a break in their lower extremities within the last 3 months were excluded from the study

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Responsible Party: Unıversıty of Yalova Identifier: NCT03487835     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2015/298
First Posted: April 4, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2018
Last Verified: November 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Unıversıty of Yalova:
Athletic tape. Accidental Falls. Aging.