Pilot study: effectiveness between kinesiology tape and hallux splint on hallux abducto valgus
Refereed conference paper presented and published in conference proceedings


摘要Introduction: Hallux valgus is a common condition with a prevalence of 30% in women and older adults. Taping and bracing are common first-line treatment options for mild to moderate deformities. This study aims to compare the effectiveness between these two interventions.
Materials and Methods: Patients attending the Podiatry Department at a regional hospital with symptomatic hallux valgus between Jan to Mar 2020 were included. Subjects were randomised into either the Kinesiology Tape (KT) or hallux splint group for a 30-day period. A logbook was used to record application hours. The Foot Function Index (FFI) Assessment Questionnaire was the main outcome measure parameters and was given before and after the treatment. Both logbook and the questionnaire were collected by post after 30 days.
Results: The VAS score of the FFI subscales pain, disability and activity limitation between the two intervention groups were analysed using paired t test and one-way ANOVA in SPSS (ver. 25). No significant difference was found in all subscales between the two groups as well as pre- and post-intervention within groups. The total FFI score differences between the groups were -5.74 VAS points for the KT group and 10.67 VAS points for the hallux splint group (p=0.34).
Discussion and Conclusions: There was a trend of decrease pain level using both interventions by observed, although statistically significant difference was not achieved. Repeating the study with a larger sample size and also comparing to non-treatment group are warranted. Objective measurements and additional patient-report outcome measures is also warranted.
著者Rosalie Hiu-Yan Cheung, Samuel Ka-Kin Ling, Patrick Shu-Hang Yung
會議名稱The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association the 40th Annual Congress 2020
會議地點Hong Kong
會議論文集題名The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association the 40th Annual Congress 2020
出版社Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press
出版地Hong Kong
頁次124 - 124

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