Kinesiology Taping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Effects on Performance, Gait Characteristics, and Energy Consumption
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03529240|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 18, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Performance Energy Gait Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy||Device: Kinesiology Taping||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||45 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Kinesiology Taping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Effects on Performance, Gait Characteristics, and Energy Consumption|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 10, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 5, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 5, 2017|
Experimental: Kinesiology taping
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.
Device: Kinesiology Taping
Kinesiology taping (KT) which was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase, is a new application of elastic and adhesive taping. KT is applied by specialized physiotherapists and physicians. This type of taping is a very frequently used technique to accelerate recovery after musculoskeletal injuries. Also, this technique is usually used as an alternative to athletic taping to support fascias, muscles, and joints for many purpose such as positioning, inhibition, and fascilitation
- Six Minute Walk Test [ Time Frame: 6 minute ]Six Minute Walk Test was used commonly in DMD were found to be valid, reliable and easy to apply in the clinic. Children were asked to walk during 6 minutes as fast as they can at a corridor specified by two cones and walking distances were recorded as meter (m) for 6MWT. The time passed during timed performance tests were recorded as seconds.
- Energy Consumption [ Time Frame: 6 minutes ]Physiologic Consumption Index (PCI) was used to evaluate energy consumption of children during 6MWT. energy consumption was calculated by using the formula of PCI (walking heart rate)-(resting heart rate)/(walking speed)
- Gait [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]Gait analysis of the children was performed by footprint method on 10-meters powdered floor. First and last 2 meters of this floor were dissociated from the assessment, and both the right and left stride lengths, both right and left foot angles, and stride width were analyzed in the middle 6-meter section.. Stride length was measured by measuring the distance between right and left midpoint heels. Double stride length was sum of right and left stride length. Stride width was measured by horizontal distance between heel midpoints. Foot angles were measured by a goniometer considering the line between the first and second metatarsal heads and the heel midpoints of both feet separately 24. The number of steps during 6MWT was also calculated by pedometer (Omron, Walking style One 2.0 HJ-320-E) and recorded.
- Timed Performance Test [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]Ascending-descending standard 4 steps, walking 10m, standing from lying position were used in order to assess the performance of children.The time passed during timed performance tests were recorded as seconds.
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|Ankara, Sıhhiye, Turkey, 06100|
|Principal Investigator:||Güllü Aydın, R.A||Hacettepe University|
|Study Director:||İpek Alemdaroğlu Gürbüz, Assoc. Prof.||Hacettepe University|
|Principal Investigator:||Öznur Yılmaz, Prof.||Hacettepe University|
|Principal Investigator:||Ayşe Karaduman, Prof.||Hacettepe University|
|Principal Investigator:||Numan Bulut, R.A||Hacettepe University|
|Principal Investigator:||Haluk Topaloğlu, Prof.||Hacettepe University|