J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  2005 Mar;17(1):77-87.

The Effect of Balance Taping Therapy on Pain of the Lower Back Pain Patient

  • 1Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Korea. kspark@cau.ac.kr


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of balance taping procedures on lower back pain. METHOD: This study is nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design of quasi-experimental study. From May in 2004 to July in 2004, the research was done for females who have lower back pain in Gyeonggi province. Experimental group was 37, and control group was 36. The degree of lower back pain and that of the pain on activity of daily living(ADL) were each measured two times. RESULT: In the experimental group, the lower back pain score before taping was 6.38, that of 1 hour after the taping applied was 3.27. The lower back pain score of experimental group was significant statistically decreased and that of control group was almost not changed. Moreover, the pain score on ADL was statistically decreased in experimental group. Therefore balance taping is effective to reduce lower back pain and to improve ability of ADL. CONCLUSION: This study supports that balance taping may benefit individuals with lower back pain and balance taping therapy can be used as an independent nursing intervention. However, a larger study is in need to provide definite evidence and to determine long-term effects.


Balance taping; Back pain; Pain

MeSH Terms

Activities of Daily Living
Back Pain
Low Back Pain*
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