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Effects of functional taping compared with sham taping and minimal intervention on pain intensity and static postural control for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: a randomised clinical trial protocol

Abstract

Objectives

To investigate the immediate and 1-month effects of functional taping to lumbar spine for pain intensity and postural control in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain.

Design

Randomised clinical trial.

Participants

One hundred and twenty participants aged 18 to 50 years.

Interventions

Participants will be allocated at random to receive one of three interventions: functional star-shape taping for 7 days, sham functional taping for 7 days or minimal intervention, one session.

Main outcome measures

The primary outcomes will be pain intensity and postural control. Four measurements of static posturography will be conducted: pre-intervention, immediately after application of the tape, 7 days post-intervention (after removal of the tape) and 1-month follow-up. The secondary outcomes will be low-back-pain-related disability, global perceived effect of treatment and fear avoidance beliefs. Primary and secondary outcomes will be assessed on three occasions: pre-intervention, 7 days post-intervention and at 1-month follow-up. All statistical analyses will be conducted following intention-to-treat principles, and the treatment effects will be calculated using linear mixed models.

Discussion

The results of this study will determine the effects of functional taping on pain intensity and postural control compared with sham taping and minimal intervention.

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Cite this article

Effects of functional taping compared with sham taping and minimal intervention on pain intensity and static postural control for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: a randomised clinical trial protocol.
 

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Author(s)

F.J. Jassi, T. Del Antônio, R. Moraes, S.Z. George, T.C. Chaves.

Issue information

Date

June 2017

Volume ID

103

Issue ID

2

Pages

0154–159
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