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Effect of Taping on a Home Program of Hip Abductor Exercise on Pain and Quadriceps Muscle Strength in Elderly Women with Knee Osteoarthritis
J Korean Soc Phys Med 2018;13(3):61-66
Published online August 31, 2018;
© 2018 Journal of The Korean Society of Physical Medicine.

Jin-Ho Choi, PT, PhD

Department of Physical Therapy, Daegu Haany University
Received July 16, 2018; Revised July 17, 2018; Accepted July 26, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to determine the effects of taping on a home program of hip abductor exercise on pain and quadriceps muscle strength during knee joint osteoarthritis.
METHODS: The subjects were 24 elderly women aged over 65 years with knee joint osteoarthritis. Twenty-four subjects were divided into two groups of 12. The intervention was conducted three times a week for six weeks. The control group underwent a home program of hip abductor exercise, while the experimental group underwent taping applied to a home program of hip abductor exercise. The measurement factors were knee joint pain and quadriceps muscle strength. Knee joint pain was measured using the VAS, while quadriceps muscle strength was measured using the 1RM method.
RESULTS: Changes in pain following intervention were significantly reduced from 4.83±.72 to 3.92±.67 in the control group. In the experimental group, changes in pain following intervention were reduced significantly from 4.67 ±.78 to 3.25±.45. In the experimental group, the pain decreased significantly, while muscle strength increased significantly as in the control group. However, there were significant differences in pain and muscle strength between groups post intervention (p<.05).
CONCLUSION: In the elderly women with knee osteoarthritis, the home program of hip abductor exercise will be a good intervention, and taping will be applied as an intervention program for better osteoarthritis.
Keywords : Elderly women, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Strength, Taping

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