Kinesiology Taping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Effects on Performance, Gait Characteristics, and Energy Consumption

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Hacettepe University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Performance
Energy
Gait
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Treatments

Device: Kinesiology Taping

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03529240
KA-17070

Details and patient eligibility

About

Investigators investigated that the effects of kinesilogy taping on performance, energy consumption and gait characteristics in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Full description

Forty-five patients from Level 1 and 2 according to the Brooke Lower Extremity Functional Classification were included in the study. Performance was assessed by measuring the distance in 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and the duration of timed performance tests; energy consumption by Physiological Consumption Index (PCI), and gait characteristics by footprint method on powdered ground at baseline. Kinesiology taping with facilitation technique was applied on bilateral quadriceps and tibialis anterior muscles and the assessments were repeated 1 hour after application. The comparison between before and after taping was analyzed.

Enrollment

45 patients

Sex

Male

Ages

5 to 14 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy diagnosis,
  • age 5 to 14 years,
  • able to cooperate with instructions of physiotherapist,
  • able to walk independently,
  • climb 4 steps independently/with minimal support from handrails.

Exclusion criteria

  • severe contracture at lower extremities,
  • other disease except for DMD, and
  • history of any injury or orthopaedic/neurologic surgery within the past 6 months.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

45 participants in 1 patient group

Kinesiology taping
Experimental group
Description:
After performing the baseline assessments, kinesiology taping with facilitation technique was applied on bilateral quadriceps and tibialis anterior muscles of children. In both applications, the first and last 5 cm section of the bands were used as anchor and no tension was applied.
Treatment:
Device: Kinesiology Taping

Trial contacts and locations

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