Effect of Kinesio tape application on quality of life and functional independence among Nulligravida women with Primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized control trial

Suraj Kumar, Vaibhav Kanti, Gowrishankar Potturi, Pushpendra Kumar, Annapurna .


Background & Purpose: Dysmenorrhea has a high impact on the quality of living and functional independence is restricted. This study focuses on the new approach known as taping on dysmenorrhea in alleviating pain and improving quality of life. Methods: A total of 66 subjects after satisfying inclusion criteria were recruited and randomly divided into two groups, Group A (control)(n=32) and Group B (Experimental)(n=34) after obtaining written consent. Group A (Control group)- Single-day dose of Pain - relieving medications administered three times a day and repeated on the first day of menstruation in the second month. Group B taping is applied for three days starting from the day of menstruation for the first month after enrollment, and then on the second month. Results: Repeated measures ANOVA determined that mean GPS levels differed statistically between time points and between the groups with time at p<0.001. The post hoc comparisons revealed that the results were significant after the second month of application.  The effect size was revealed to a large effect size. Conclusion: From the results attained, this study concludes that a series of sequential taping for a minimum period of 2 months improves the quality of life and functional independence in nulligravida women.

Keywords: Dysmenorrhea, physiotherapy, kinesio taping, GPS



Dysmenorrhea, Physiotherapy, Kinesio taping, GPS.

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