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Efficacy of adding the kinesio taping method to guideline-endorsed conventional physiotherapy in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomised controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, October 2013
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Title
Efficacy of adding the kinesio taping method to guideline-endorsed conventional physiotherapy in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomised controlled trial
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-14-301
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Authors

Marco Aurélio Nemitalla Added, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Thiago Yukio Fukuda, Diego Galace de Freitas, Evelyn Cassia Salomão, Renan Lima Monteiro, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes Costa

Abstract

Chronic nonspecific low back pain is a significant health condition with high prevalence worldwide and it is associated with enormous costs to society. Clinical practice guidelines show that many interventions are available to treat patients with chronic low back pain, but the vast majority of these interventions have a modest effect in reducing pain and disability. An intervention that has been widespread in recent years is the use of elastic bandages called Kinesio Taping. Although Kinesio Taping has been used extensively in clinical practice, current evidence does not support the use of this intervention; however these conclusions are based on a small number of underpowered studies. Therefore, questions remain about the effectiveness of the Kinesio Taping method as an additional treatment to interventions, such as conventional physiotherapy, that have already been recommended by the current clinical practice guidelines in robust and high-quality randomised controlled trials. We aim to determine the effectiveness of the addition of the use of Kinesio Taping in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain who receive guideline-endorsed conventional physiotherapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 223 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 44 19%
Student > Master 44 19%
Student > Postgraduate 32 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 7%
Researcher 16 7%
Other 35 15%
Unknown 44 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 97 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 12%
Sports and Recreations 20 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 3%
Social Sciences 6 3%
Other 19 8%
Unknown 55 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2017.
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#1,028,866
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Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#198
of 3,281 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,760
of 194,072 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#10
of 346 outputs
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