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The Effect of Kinesiology Taping on Balance in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 30, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Güllü AYDIN, Hacettepe University

Brief Summary:
Investigators investigated that the effects of kinesilogy taping on balance in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Balance Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Device: Kinesiology tape Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Forty-five patients from Level 1 and 2 according to the Brooke Lower Extremity Functional Classification were included in the study. Balance was assessed by Pediatric Berg Balance Test (PBBT), Timed and Go Test (TUGT), and standing on one leg test. Kinesiology taping (KT) 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.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Effect of Kinesiology Taping on Balance in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Actual Study Start Date : June 10, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 15, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : November 10, 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Kinesiology taping
For tibialis anterior muscle taping, each children's feet were placed at plantar flexion and eversion position while knees were extended, and I-shaped band was applied over tibialis anterior from origin to insertion of muscle with approximately 25-50% tension of the original length of the band. No tension was applied to the first and last 5 cm section of the bands in both applications because it were used as anchor. The tapes were remained for 1 hour on skin of both quadriceps and tibialis anterior muscles, and in this time the children were rested.
Device: Kinesiology tape
Kinesiology taping (KT) was developed by Kenzo Kase in the 1970s. KT has similar thickness and flexibility to the skin. These tapes are used in orthopedic and sports injuries as well as neurological and rheumatic diseases, pediatric patients, lymph edema and painful conditions. These tapes are used for correcting muscle function, increasing circulation, increasing proprioception, reducing pain, and repositioning the sublease joint according to the usage method

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Balance Test-Timed up and go test [ Time Frame: About 15 seconds ]
    Timed up and go test is a valid and practical objective measure for the pediatric population that measuring various components such as walking speed, postural control, functional mobility and balance. The children were asked to stand up from a chair, walk during 3 meters, turn, and walk back to chair and sit down. This time was recorded as second

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pediatric Berg Balance Test [ Time Frame: 15 minutes ]
    Pediatric Berg Balance Test is a modified version of the Berg Balance Scale that a valid and reliable test for the elderly population, for children in school age with mild to moderate motor impairment. The patients were asked to maintain their balance at the positions indicated in the test. The score of each item varies according to the parameters of the test. The score of this test is between 0-4 and the highest total score is 56.

  2. duration in standing on one leg [ Time Frame: about 1 minute ]
    Duration in standing on right and left leg was recorded as second

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

DMD diagnosis being Level I and II according to Brooke Lower Extremity Functional Classification no cooperation problem no injury or orthopedic/neurologic surgery within the past 6 months no severe contracture at ankle

Exclusion Criteria:

children who did not meet the above criteria were not included

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03541070

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Hacettepe University
Ankara, Sıhhiye, Turkey, 06100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hacettepe University
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Principal Investigator: Güllü Aydın, R.A Hacettepe University
Principal Investigator: 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

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Responsible Party: Güllü AYDIN, Research Assistant Güllü AYDIN, Hacettepe University Identifier: NCT03541070     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KA-17070-1
First Posted: May 30, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 30, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018

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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 Güllü AYDIN, Hacettepe University:
kinesiology taping
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Muscular Dystrophies
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
Muscular Disorders, Atrophic
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked