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The Immediate Effect of Kinesio Tape on Hamstring Muscle Length in Female Students of University of Dammam

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03076840
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2017 by Dammam University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 10, 2017
Last Update Posted : March 21, 2017
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Dammam University

Brief Summary:
The hamstring muscle is an important muscle that affect the performance of almost all activities of daily living. Since this muscle is a large muscle that pass across two major joints (the hip and knee joint), it is more susceptible to become tight and to lose its extensibility. On the other hand, there is no agreement on a standard protocol for the treatment of hamstring tightness. Kinesio tape is one of the options for treatment of hamstring muscle, it is a safe, passive and non-painful intervention, and if proven to be effective it will help individuals especially those with poor compliance and poor tolerance to painful stretching exercises. The aim of the present study is to investigate the acute effectiveness of Kinesio taping on hamstring muscles extensibility. 96 students with hamstring tightness will be recruited from the University of Dammam to participate in this prospective experimental study. All participants will be assigned randomly to either a Kinesio tape group, Sham tape group and control group. Outcome measures will be the hamstring length measurement by using active knee extension test and strength measurement for hamstring and quadriceps muscles by using a handheld dynamometer. Outcome measurement will be taken at baseline and 15 minutes after the intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hamstring Tightness Other: Kinesio tape Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 96 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Immediate Effect of Kinesio Tape on Hamstring Muscle Length in Female Students of University of Dammam
Actual Study Start Date : February 17, 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: College Health

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Kinesio tape group
treatment by: application of Kinesio tape in the hamstring muscle by using a 1 strip Y shape of (Kinesio Tex® Tape 5cm) insertion to origin technique to relieve the hamstring tightness while the muscle in stretched position for 15 second (hip flexion and knee extension and then application of the tape) with 25% stretch of the tape
Other: Kinesio tape
Kinesio Taping is another option for the treatment of poor hamstring extensibility, It was developed by Kenzo Kase in 1970 and gained a wide popularity by the elite athletes during the various championships and Olympic Games

Sham Comparator: sham tape group
treatment by: application of Kinesio tape in the hamstring muscle by using a 1 strip I shape of (Kinesio Tex® Tape 5cm) with no stretch in the hamstring musculature and the tape applied perpendicular over the upper third of the hamstring muscle while the muscle in stretched position
Other: Kinesio tape
Kinesio Taping is another option for the treatment of poor hamstring extensibility, It was developed by Kenzo Kase in 1970 and gained a wide popularity by the elite athletes during the various championships and Olympic Games

No Intervention: control group
The student in this group had no treatment in the same position of the previous groups (the hamstring muscle maintained in a stretching position for 15 second)



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 1- Hamstring length measurement [ Time Frame: 5 min ]
    Hamstring muscle length was measured by using the active knee extension test


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hamstring and quadriceps muscle strength measurement [ Time Frame: 5 min ]
    The hamstring and quadriceps muscle strength were measured by the primary researcher by using the handheld dynamometer



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Female student with an age of 18-25 years
  2. Body mass index between 18-30
  3. Students with reduced hamstring length (hamstring tightness) as defined by the literature (popliteal angle less than 160 degree)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Lower limb musculoskeletal pain
  2. Abdominal, lower limb and spinal surgery
  3. Pregnancy
  4. Previous injury or trauma to hamstring muscle, hip, knee And ankle joint
  5. Skin allergy, disease or hypersensitivity
  6. Low back pain or any neurological impairment in the lower extremity
  7. Body mass index above 30 or below 18

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Contacts
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Contact: zainab SA Albeshri, bachlor 00966504830720 happysmile2004@hotmail.com
Contact: enas FA Alanany, Prof 0096655578650 eyoussef@uod.edu.sa

Locations
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Saudi Arabia
University of Dammam Recruiting
Dammam, Eastren Province, Saudi Arabia, 009666
Contact: enas FA Alanany, Prof    00966555786350    eyoussef@uod.edu.sa   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dammam University
Investigators
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Study Director: ennas FA Alanany, Prof Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

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Responsible Party: Dammam University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03076840     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB-PGS-2015-03-220
First Posted: March 10, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 21, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: only coded data

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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 Dammam University:
hamstring tightness