Does the patients' expectations on kinesiotape affect the outcomes of patients with a rotator cuff tear? A randomized controlled clinical trial
By Clinical Rehabilitation | 26 July 2018
Type:Randomized Controlled Trial, Double Blind
Sample Size:89
Outcome:Positive
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Objective

To investigate the effect of setting expectations verbally on the effectiveness of kinesiotape application in patients with a rotator cuff tear.

Design

Randomized controlled, double-blind study.

Setting

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

Subjects

Eighty-nine patients with rotator cuff tear.

Intervention

Patients were randomized according to the verbal input given to patients about the effectiveness of kinesiotaping; Group 1 (there is no evidence that kinesiotaping is effective), Group 2 (there is limited evidence that kinesiotaping is effective), and Group 3 (there is evidence that kinesiotaping has an excellent effect).

Main measures

Resting pain, activity pain, and night pain were assessed by visual analog scale. Range of motion was assessed by a universal goniometer. Function was evaluated by the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Standardized Shoulder Assessment Form before and 24?hours after kinesiotape application. Only resting pain and activity pain were assessed after 30 minutes.

Results

There were no statistically significant differences (ANOVA) between any groups at the three assessment points. The intragroup assessment showed that in Group 2, only resting pain after 30 minutes improved (3.2 2.9 to 2.6 2.8; P = 0.02). An improvement in resting pain both after 30 minutes and after 24 hours was found in the third group (4.1 2.4 to 2.3 2.3, P = 0.001; 4.1 2.4 to 2.2 2.3, P = 0.001, respectively). Activity pain and night pain were improved in all groups after 24 hours.

Conclusion

Setting positive expectations verbally about kinesiotaping might be effective in reducing pain in patients with rotator cuff tear.

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