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Short-term effects of Kinesio taping in women with pregnancy-related low back pain: a randomized controlled clinical trial
Last registered on January 27, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Short-term effects of Kinesio taping in women with pregnancy-related low back pain: a randomized controlled clinical trial
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001012
Initial registration date
January 27, 2016
Last updated
January 27, 2016 6:10 AM EST
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Other Primary Investigator(s)
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2015-04-22
End date
2015-12-07
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Objective: To investigate the short-term effects of lumbar Kinesio taping
on pain intensity and disability in women with pregnancy-related low back
pain.
Design: A randomized controlled clinical trial.
Setting: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic.
Participants: A total of 65 women with pregnancy-related low back pain
were randomly allocated into either Kinesio taping (n=33) or control
(n=32) groups.
Intervention: The intervention group was treated with paracetamol plus
Kinesio taping, while the control group received merely paracetamol.
Kinesio taping was applied in the lumbar flexion position, and four I bands
were used for five days. Two band was attached horizontally, with space
correction technique. The remaining two bands, one on each side of the
lumbar spine, were placed vertically, with inhibition technique.
Main outcome measures: Worst pain and disability were assessed at
baseline and at five days follow-up. The low back pain intensity was
measured on a 10-cm visual analogue scale (VAS), and the Roland Morris
Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) were used for evaluation of disability.
Results: Pain intensity and RMDQ scores improved significantly in both
groups at fifth days compared with baseline. Considering the degree of
treatment effect, the Kinesio taping group was significantly superior than
the control group in all the outcome measures (for all P<0.001).
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that Kinesio taping can be
used as a complementary treatment method to achieve effective control of
pregnancy-related low back pain.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
ALPAYCI, MAHMUT. 2016. "Short-term effects of Kinesio taping in women with pregnancy-related low back pain: a randomized controlled clinical trial." AEA RCT Registry. January 27. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1012-1.0.
Former Citation
ALPAYCI, MAHMUT. 2016. "Short-term effects of Kinesio taping in women with pregnancy-related low back pain: a randomized controlled clinical trial." AEA RCT Registry. January 27. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1012/history/6630.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2015-07-27
Intervention End Date
2015-12-01
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
A 10-cm visual analogue scale (VAS), and the scores of the Turkish version of the Roland
Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) were used for evaluation of functional ability and
disability.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
All participants were given paracetamol (ParolĀ®, Atabay, Turkey) 1500 mg/day for
five days. The control group received no additional treatment, while the intervention group
received additional therapy as Kinesio taping application for five days. All participants in the
Kinesio taping group were taped by the same physician. Kinesio taping was applied when the
lumbar flexion reached its maximum point. Four I bands with a width of 5 cm and thickness
of 0.5 mm were used (Kinesio tape, Libor, Turkey). Two bands were attached horizontally,
with space correction technique. The remaining two bands, one on each side of the lumbar
spine, were placed vertically, with inhibition technique. The aim of these
applications was to relieve both lumbar and pelvic girdle pain.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
coin flip
Randomization Unit
individual
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
2
Sample size: planned number of observations
65 lumbar region
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
32 controls and 33 treatment
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Yuzuncu Yil University
IRB Approval Date
2015-07-27
IRB Approval Number
23.07.2015/05
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers