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

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2012 by University Ghent
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Ghent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01733433
First received: November 13, 2012
Last updated: November 20, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

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 Intervention
Chronic Ankle Instability
Procedure: Taping the ankle

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Influence of Taping on Postural Control in Subjects With Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI).

Further study details as provided by University Ghent:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Immediate postural control with tape on ankle. [ Time Frame: for 75 minutes, the duration of the exercises. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Postural control will be measured using a force plate and an optoelectronic system to capture lower limb kinematics.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjective evaluation of the effect of taping on pain [ Time Frame: 1 minute after the exercises (which last approximately 75 minutes). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluation will be done using a VAS scale.

  • Subjective evaluation of the effect of taping on difficulty level. [ Time Frame: 1 minute after the exercises (which last approximately 75 minutes). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    This will be evaluated by interviewing the subject.

  • Subject evaluation of the effect of taping on instability feelings. [ Time Frame: 1 minute after the exercises (which last approximately 75 minutes). ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    This will be evaluated by interviewing the subject.


Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01733433

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
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University Ghent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01733433     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012/480
Study First Received: November 13, 2012
Last Updated: November 20, 2012
Health Authority: Belgium: Ethics Committee

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014