J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2008 Feb;15(1):45-52.

Effects of Balance Taping Therapy for Elders with Leg Pain

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  • 1Department Nursing, Chung Ang University, Korea. kspark@cau.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of balance taping for elders suffering from leg pain. METHOD: This study was a nonequivalent pretest-posttest design, quasi-experimental study. There were 25 elders in the experimental group and 25 in the control group. The degree of leg pain was measured three times.
RESULTS
In the experimental group, the leg pain score before taping was 6.28, but 1 hour after the taping was applied it was 3.24, and at 24 hours after the taping was applied, 2.16. The leg pain score for elders in the experimental group decreased significantly but for those in the control group, it hardly changed.
CONCLUSION
The findings of this study support the conclusion that balance taping may benefit individuals with leg pain. Also, balance taping therapy can be used as an independent nursing intervention.

Keyword

Elders; Leg; Pain; Tape

MeSH Terms

Leg
Stress, Psychological
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