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The Effects of Taping Combined with Wrist Stabilization Exercise on Pain, Disability, and Quality of Life in Postpartum Women with Wrist Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

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Department of Physical Therapy, Gimcheon University, Gimcheon 39528, Korea
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Department of Occupational Therapy, Semyung University, Jecheon 27136, Korea
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Department of Physical Therapy, Kyungwoon University, Gumi 39160, Korea
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Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Gachon University, Incheon 21936, Korea
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These two authors contributed equally to this study as co-first author.
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(7), 3564; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073564
Received: 5 February 2021 / Revised: 21 March 2021 / Accepted: 25 March 2021 / Published: 30 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Women's Health)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of wrist stabilization exercise combined with taping on wrist pain, disability, and quality of life in postpartum women with wrist pain. Forty-five patients with wrist pain were recruited and randomly divided into three groups: wrist stabilization exercise + taping therapy (WSE + TT) group (n = 15), wrist stabilization exercise (WSE) group (n = 15), and control group (n = 15). The WSE + TT and WSE groups performed wrist stabilization exercises for 40 min (once a day, five times a week for eight weeks), and the control group performed passive range of motion (P-ROM) exercise for the same amount of time. Additionally, the WSE + TT group attached taping to the wrist and forearm during the training period. The visual analogue scale (VAS) was used to assess pain level of the wrist. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and the Short Form-36 (SF-36) were used to evaluate the degree of wrist disability and quality of life, respectively. The WSE + TT group showed a significant decrease in wrist pain and functional disability compared to two groups (p < 0.05). Significant improvement in the SF-36 score was observed in the WSE + TT and WSE groups compared to that in the control group (p < 0.05). However, there was no significant difference between the WSE + TT and WSE groups in the SF-36. Our findings indicate that wrist stabilization exercise combined with taping is beneficial and effective in managing wrist pain and disability in postpartum women with wrist pain. View Full-Text
Keywords: postpartum; wrist pain; stabilization exercise; taping postpartum; wrist pain; stabilization exercise; taping
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Jung, K.-S.; Jung, J.-H.; Shin, H.-S.; Park, J.-Y.; In, T.-S.; Cho, H.-Y. The Effects of Taping Combined with Wrist Stabilization Exercise on Pain, Disability, and Quality of Life in Postpartum Women with Wrist Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3564. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073564

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Jung K-S, Jung J-H, Shin H-S, Park J-Y, In T-S, Cho H-Y. The Effects of Taping Combined with Wrist Stabilization Exercise on Pain, Disability, and Quality of Life in Postpartum Women with Wrist Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(7):3564. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073564

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Jung, Kyoung-Sim, Jin-Hwa Jung, Hyung-Soo Shin, Jae-Young Park, Tae-Sung In, and Hwi-Young Cho. 2021. "The Effects of Taping Combined with Wrist Stabilization Exercise on Pain, Disability, and Quality of Life in Postpartum Women with Wrist Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 7: 3564. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073564

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