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A study of reproducibility of kinesiology tape applications

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dc.contributor.author Selva, Francisco
dc.contributor.author Pardo, Alberto
dc.contributor.author Aguado, Xavier
dc.contributor.author Montava, Ignacio
dc.contributor.author Gil-Santos, Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-21T08:40:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-21T08:40:20Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-09
dc.identifier.citation BMC Musculoskeletal disorders, 2019, 20 (153), 1-12 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2474
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10578/24758
dc.description.abstract Background: Literature addressing the mechanical properties of kinesiology tape is quite scarce. There are no studies which focus on the mechanical characteristics of kinesiology tape, its mechanical properties, nor its adherence following the ISO international standard test methods for tape elongation. Methods: This study quantified the mechanical characteristics of 380 samples of kinesiology tape from 19 different brands and in 4 different colors using a dynamometer. Mechanical testing was controlled by UNE EN ISO 13934-1. Results: Significant differences were found between tape brands in terms of grammage, maximum force tenacity, work, pre-elongation and percentage elongation (P < .001). Regarding kinesiology tape color, statistically significant differences were found between tape brands in terms of grammage, maximum force and tenacity (P < .001), work and pre-elongation (P < .05). When adherence was studied, statistically significant differences were found between tape brands in terms of maximum force and work (P < .001). Conclusions: The different kinesiology tapes presented different behaviors with regard to rupture and removal when applied to skin in dry state, wet state and after being submerged in artificial acidic sweat solution. Therefore, different kinesiology tape brands will produce different levels of strain even though the same elongation is used. Depending on the characteristics (body dimensions) and properties (skin elongation) of each subject in the sample, bandages with different elongations must be applied to achieve the same strain in all of the tapes and therefore produce the same effect. The absence of these data at this time limits the reliability of previous clinical studies, makes comparing their findings impossible and presents new challenges for research in this field. es_ES
dc.format application/pdf es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.publisher BMC es_ES
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es_ES
dc.subject Mechanical processes es_ES
dc.subject Strain es_ES
dc.subject Elongation es_ES
dc.subject Adherence es_ES
dc.subject Injury prevention es_ES
dc.title A study of reproducibility of kinesiology tape applications es_ES
dc.title.alternative review, reliability and validity es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.identifier.DOI 10.1186/s12891-019-2533-0


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