Kinesio Tape Effects on Ankle Proprioception
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01792908|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 15, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sprains and Strains||Device: Kinesio tape||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||73 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Has Kinesio Tape Effects on Ankle Proprioception? A Randomized Clinical Trial|
|Study Start Date :||October 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2012|
Experimental: KT group
The KT group received ankle KT on the lateral ligament in the non-dominant leg and a recommendation guide. The Kinesio tape procedure was carried out by the same certified athletic therapist to ensure consistency throughout the study.
Device: Kinesio tape
The KT used was Kinesiology Tape® of 5 cm and it was applied according to Kase protocol (Kase K). The first layer of tape consisted of a single strip placed over the anterior talofibular ligament from insertion to origin, with a 50% tension, except the two-centimetre proximal and distal ends, applied with no tension. The same procedure was repeated for the calcaneofibular ligament and posterior talofibular ligament
Other Name: Kinesio-tape; Kinesiotape; KinesioTM tape
No Intervention: Control group
Any intervention has been applied. Using another kind of tape or a different KT application for control group may increase cutaneous information, undermining our goal.
- Joint position sense on the Difference of Error from the target angle [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in proprioception at 48h ]The primary outcome, difference of error (DE) in degrees was calculated to show changes in error from the target angle over time. We compared error, before and immediately after intervention (DoE 1-2), before and 48 hours after intervention (DE 1-3) and immediately and 48 hours after intervention (DE 2-3).
- Deviation of the target angle [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in proprioception at 48h ]We also calculated the deviation from the target angle (DTA) in degrees, this secondary outcome to describe the direction of error when subjects tried to reproduce the requested position. Deviation was obtained encoding net error taking as correct position when the target and the estimated angle were equal, considering the precision of the electronic plate a valid range (0.4 degrees). Values above this range were classified as Overestimation and as Underestimation when values were below this range.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01792908
|Faculty of Medicina i Ciències de la Salut; University Rovira i Virgili.|
|Reus, Tarragona, Spain, 43201|
|Principal Investigator:||Iris Miralles||University Rovira i Virgili|