Effect of Taping Therapy on the ROM, Pain, and Discomfort of Adults with Ankle Pain

테이핑요법이 발목부위 손상 대상자의 관절운동범위, 통증 및 불편감에 미치는 효과

  • Received : 2010.09.08
  • Accepted : 2010.11.04
  • Published : 2010.11.30


Purpose: This study was intended to examine an effect of taping therapy for adults suffering from ankle pain. Method: A non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used for the study. An experimental group had 32 subjects and a control group 23 subjects. Subjects from the experimental group were taped for 24 hours and thereafter their range of motion [ROM], pain, and discomfort in the injured ankle were evaluated. SPSS Windows was used for data analysis. Result: The degree of ROM of the taped experimental subjects was greater compared to that of non-taped control subjects. The score of ankle pain of the taped subjects was lower than that of non-taped subjects. The score of ankle discomfort of the taped subjects was lower than that of non-taped subjects. Conclusion: This taping therapy can be used independently by nurses as an effective nursing intervention to decrease ankle pain and discomfort after the injury of ankle, which would contribute to expanding a realm of nursing.


Athletic tape;Range of motion(ROM);Pain


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