Effects of Knee Balance Taping Therapy on Knee Pain and Range of Motion in the Elderly

슬관절 밸런스 테이핑 요법이 노인의 무릎 통증과 관절가동범위에 미치는 효과

  • Kim, Doomi (Infection Control Office, Samsung Medical Center) ;
  • Kim, Bokyoung (Dept. of Nursing, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kwon, Oh-Yun (Dept. of Nursing, Graduate School, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Park, Kyungsook (Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University)
  • 김두미 (삼성서울병원 감염관리실) ;
  • 김보경 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 간호학과) ;
  • 권오윤 (중앙대학교 대학원) ;
  • 박경숙 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학)
  • Received : 2018.04.23
  • Accepted : 2018.06.20
  • Published : 2018.06.28


This study purposed to verify the effects of knee balance taping therapy on knee pain and knee range of motion in the elderly with knee pain. The Quasi-experimental design, nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest was used in this study. Data collected from December 5 to 10, 2014. The participants were older than 60 with knee pain visiting senior community centers. Non-medicated elastic tapes were applied around the knee in the experimental group(n=21) and were not applied in the control group(n=19). Knee pain and range of motion were measured 3 times (before, after 1 hour, after 24 hours). Data were analyzed using ${\chi}^2$ test, Fisher's exact test, Mann-Whitney test, t-test, Repeated measure ANOVA with the SPSS version 21.0 program. The experimental group showed significantly decreased knee pain (F=34.03, p<.001) and increase in knee range of motion (F=7.83, p=.006). The results of this study confirm that knee balance taping therapy is an effective intervention for reducing pain and improving range of motion in elderly with knee pain.


Knee;Balance taping;Knee pain;Range of motion;Elderly;Convergence


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