The evaluation of the effects of kinesio-taping treatment methods in addition to routine physio therapy methods on upper extremity function, quality of life and emotional state in patients with chronic rotator cuff syndrome


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Çiftçi R., KÖSE E., Canbolat M., Yılmaz N., Çuğlan S., Yoloğlu S., ...More

Uluslararası Katılımlı 17. Ulusal Anatomi Kongresi, Eskişehir, Turkey, 05 September 2016, vol.10(2), pp.175

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 10(2)
  • City: Eskişehir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.175
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: The shoulder joint is important for the functional
capacity of the upper extremity. A large part of the functionality
in this joint is formed by the rotator cuff muscles and rotator cuff
injuries are the leading cause of pain and disability in the shoulder.
In this study; it is aimed to assess the impact of kinesio-taping
treatment in addition to routine physio therapy methods on
upper extremity function, quality of life and emotional state in
patients with chronic rotator cuff syndrome.
Methods: Our study was performed on 92 patients with rotator
cuff syndrome. Patients were divided into two groups. The
routine physiotherapy techniques were applied (TENS, US,
hot pack) five days a week for three weeks to the first group;
kinesio-taping treatment twice a week for three weeks was
applied in addition to routine physiotherapy techniques to the
second group. Each patient was assessed by the DASH scale,
SF-36 scale and Beck Depression Inventory before and after
treatment. Treatment efficacy was compared between both
group sand in the same group as well.
Results: In both groups, DASH Scale and the Beck
Depression inventory scores were decreased in a statistically
significant way after treatment. The SF-36 scale was increased
in a statistically significant way.
Conclusion: There was a statistically significant difference in
upper extremity function, quality of life and emotional status in
both groups. An immense improvement was observed in kinesio-
taping group.
Keywords: kinesio-taping, rotator cuff syndrome, quality of
life, emotional status