Effects of Balance Taping Therapy on the Pain and Range of Motion of the Knee Joint in the Female Elderly with Degenerative Knee Arthritis

밸런스 테이핑요법이 퇴행성슬관절염 여성노인의 통증과 슬관절운동범위에 미치는 효과

  • Published : 2005.06.01

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to testify effects of Balance Taping Therapy on the pain and range of motion of the knee joint in the female elderly with degenerative knee arthritis. Method: The research design was one group pretest-posttest design. The data were collected from November 15 to December 25, 2004. The subjects were 23 female elderly with degenerative knee arthritis who were registered at one public health center in Busan. Balance Taping Therapy was conducted twice a week for 5 weeks. The data were analyzed such as the number, percentage, paired t-test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test using SPSS 10.0 WIN Program. Result: The pain in the female elderly with degenerative knee arthritis significantly decreased from 8.82 to 6.04 after Balance Taping Therapy(t=16.781, p=0.001). The knee flexion joint range of motion in the female elderly with degenerative knee arthritis significantly increased from 119.73 to 123.13 after Balance Taping Therapy (t=-6.003, p=0.001). The knee extention joint range of motion statistically significantly increased from 112.74 to 117.83 after Balance Taping Therapy(t=-8.940, p=0.001). Conclusion: Balance Taping Therapy proved an effective nursing intervention in decreasing pain and increasing the range of motion of the knee joint in the female elderly with degenerative knee arthritis.