The effects of Kinesio (R) taping on sitting posture, functional independence and gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy

Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Kinesio (R) tape (KT) application on sitting posture, gross motor function and the level of functional independence. Method: The study included 31 cerebral palsied children scored as level III, IV or V according to gross motor functional classification system (GMFCS). Children were randomly separated into two groups as study (n = 15, receiving KT and physiotherapy) and control (n = 15, receiving only physiotherapy). KT application was carried out for 12 weeks. Gross motor function measure (GMFM), functional independence measure for children (WeeFIM) and Sitting Assessment Scale (SAS) were used to evaluate gross motor function, independency in the activities of daily living and sitting posture, respectively. Results: Compared to initial assessments, both groups showed a significant difference in parameters of GMFCS sitting subscale, GMFCS total score and SAS scores (p < 0.05). At the end of 12 weeks, only SAS scores were significantly different in favour of the study group when the groups were compared (p < 0.05). Also, post-intervention WeeFIM scores of the study group were significantly higher compared to initial assessment (p < 0.05), however, no difference was detected in the control group (p > 0.05). Conclusions: No direct effects of KT were observed on gross motor function and functional independence, though sitting posture (head, neck, foot position and arm, hand function) was affected positively. These results may imply that in clinical settings KT may be a beneficial assistive treatment approach when combined with physiotherapy.

Yazar Simsek, Tulay Tarsuslu
Turkucuoglu, Bahriye
Cokal, Nilay
Ustunbas, Gonca
Simsek, Ibrahim Engin
Yayın Türü Article
Tek Biçim Adres https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/3560
Tek Biçim Adres 10.3109/09638288.2011.560331
Konu Başlıkları Kinesio taping
cerebral palsy
sitting
motor function and children
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Dergi Adı DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi 33
Dergi Sayısı 21-22
Sayfalar 2058 - 2063
Yayın Yılı 2011
Eser Adı
[dc.title]
The effects of Kinesio (R) taping on sitting posture, functional independence and gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Simsek, Tulay Tarsuslu
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Turkucuoglu, Bahriye
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Cokal, Nilay
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Ustunbas, Gonca
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Simsek, Ibrahim Engin
Yayın Yılı
[dc.date.issued]
2011
Yayıncı
[dc.publisher]
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Yayın Türü
[dc.type]
article
Özet
[dc.description.abstract]
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Kinesio (R) tape (KT) application on sitting posture, gross motor function and the level of functional independence. Method: The study included 31 cerebral palsied children scored as level III, IV or V according to gross motor functional classification system (GMFCS). Children were randomly separated into two groups as study (n = 15, receiving KT and physiotherapy) and control (n = 15, receiving only physiotherapy). KT application was carried out for 12 weeks. Gross motor function measure (GMFM), functional independence measure for children (WeeFIM) and Sitting Assessment Scale (SAS) were used to evaluate gross motor function, independency in the activities of daily living and sitting posture, respectively. Results: Compared to initial assessments, both groups showed a significant difference in parameters of GMFCS sitting subscale, GMFCS total score and SAS scores (p < 0.05). At the end of 12 weeks, only SAS scores were significantly different in favour of the study group when the groups were compared (p < 0.05). Also, post-intervention WeeFIM scores of the study group were significantly higher compared to initial assessment (p < 0.05), however, no difference was detected in the control group (p > 0.05). Conclusions: No direct effects of KT were observed on gross motor function and functional independence, though sitting posture (head, neck, foot position and arm, hand function) was affected positively. These results may imply that in clinical settings KT may be a beneficial assistive treatment approach when combined with physiotherapy.
Açıklama
[dc.description]
WOS: 000295340600015
Açıklama
[dc.description]
PubMed: 21401336
Kayıt Giriş Tarihi
[dc.date.accessioned]
2019-12-23
Açık Erişim Tarihi
[dc.date.available]
2019-12-23
Yayın Dili
[dc.language.iso]
eng
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Kinesio taping
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
cerebral palsy
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
sitting
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
motor function and children
Haklar
[dc.rights]
info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
ISSN
[dc.identifier.issn]
0963-8288
ISSN
[dc.identifier.issn]
1464-5165
İlk Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.startpage]
2058
Son Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.endpage]
2063
Dergi Adı
[dc.relation.journal]
DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION
Dergi Sayısı
[dc.identifier.issue]
21-22
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi
[dc.identifier.volume]
33
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2011.560331
Tek Biçim Adres
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https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/3560
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