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Effects of Kinesio Taping for Upper Limb Function of Stroke Patients

Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT03935113

Recruitment Status Not yet recruiting

First Posted May 2, 2019

Last update posted May 2, 2019

Study Description

Brief summary:

Patients with stroke in the brain, due to central nervous system damage, lack of correct action patterns, limited joint movement of upper limbs, affecting the patient's performance. The Kinesio taping effect is to facilitate the muscle activity of upper limb. This program is intended to provide a treatment for patients with chronic stroke, and to observe their upper limb movements before and after using the Kinesio taping.

  • Condition or Disease:Stroke
  • Intervention/Treatment: Other: Kinesio taping
  • Phase: N/A
Detailed Description

Motor impairment is the main cause of disability after stroke, leading to major health problems. Research has shown that the most common consequence of stroke is the paresis of limbs.The ability to live independently after a stroke depends on the recovery of motor functions,particularly those of the upper limb.The core concept of the Kinesio taping is to influence the brain through the sensory input, stimulate the nervous system, and improve the motor performance of the stroke patient.

Study Design
  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Estimated Enrollment: 10 participants
  • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label) ()
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Official Title: Effects of Kinesio Taping for Upper Limb Function of Stroke Patients
  • Estimated Study Start Date: May 2019
  • Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2019
  • Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2020
Arms and interventions
Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: KT group
The paretic upper limb is a common consequence of stroke that increases activity limitation.
Other: Kinesio taping
In KT group, KT was applied using the insertion-origin muscle and space-correction technique of affected upper limb with stroke patients.
Outcome Measures
  • Primary Outcome Measures: 1. Change in Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) from pre to post-intervention. [ Time Frame: up to 30 minutes. ]
    The Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) is an evaluative measure to assess specific changes in limb function among post-stroke hemiplegia.
  • 2. Change in Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) from pre to post-intervention. [ Time Frame: up to 30 minutes. ]
    The Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) is a stroke-specific, performance-based impairment index. It is designed to assess motor functioning, balance, sensation and joint functioning in patients with post-stroke hemiplegia.
  • 3. Change in Box and Block Test (BBT) from pre to post-intervention. [ Time Frame: up to 30 minutes. ]
    The Box and Block Test (BBT) measures unilateral gross manual dexterity for stroke patients.
  • Secondary Outcome Measures: 1. Change in Motor Activity Log (MAL) from pre to post-intervention. [ Time Frame: up to 20 minutes. ]
    The Motor Activity Log (MAL) is a semi-structured interview to assess arm function.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Ages Eligible for Study: 20 to 80 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
  • Sexes Eligible for Study: All
  • Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Post-stroke hemiplegia, at least 6 months since onset

- Ability to communicate and understand instructions.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Skin problems, wounds, or infection on the affected upper limb.

- The experience of using the Kinesio taping.

- A history of allergy tothe Kinesio taping.

Contacts and Locations
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Sponsors and Collaborators

Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital

More Information
  • Responsible Party: Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
  • ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03935113 History of Changes
  • Other Study ID Numbers: N201811021
  • First Posted: May 2, 2019 Key Record Dates
  • Last Update Posted: May 2, 2019
  • Last Verified: April 2019
  • Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
  • Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
  • Additional relevant MeSH terms: Stroke