Effects of Elastic Taping Application Added on Conventional Rehabilitation Therapy to Improve Shoulder Pain and Upper Extremity Motor Function on Subacute Phase Stroke Patients with Shoulder Subluxation

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Bimo Sutomo
Subagyo
Martha Kurnia Kusumawardani

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ABSTRACTIntroduction: To determine the effect of adding elastic taping to conventional rehabilitation therapy on the improvement of shoulder pain and motor function of the upper limbs in patients with subacute strokewith shoulder subluxation.Methods: Research subjects who met the inclusion criteria were recruited from medical rehabilitation clinic in RSUD Dr, Soetomo. The total research subjects were 20 people (10 in treatment group and 10 incontrol group). The parameters were Visual Analoque Scale (VAS) for assessing shoulder pain and Fugl Meyer Assessment (FMA) for assessing motor function in the upper limbs.Results: There were significant differences before and after therapy for 3 weeks for VAS (p value = 0.00) in the treatment and control groups, there were significant differences in FMA in the treatment group (p value = 0.04), there were no significant difference in FMA in the control group (p value = 0.06). There was no significant difference in changes of VAS (p value = 0.23) and FMA (p value = 0.32) between the treatment and control groups before and after therapy for 3 weeks.Conclusion: The treatment group and the control group gave the same results on improvement of shoulder pain and motor function of the upper limbs before and after therapy for 3 weeks. There was an improvement in motor function of the upper limbs in the treatment group and there was no improvement in motor function of the upper limbs in the control group befor e and after therapy for 3 weeks.Keywords: conventional rehabilitation therapy, elastic taping, Fugl Meyer Assessment (FMA), Glenohumeral subluxation (GHS), Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP), Visual Analoque Scale (VAS).

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Bimo Sutomo, Resident

Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Universitas Airlangga, dr.Soetomo General Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia

Subagyo, Staff Medical

Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Universitas Airlangga, dr. SoetomoGeneral Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia

Martha Kurnia Kusumawardani, Staff Medical

Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Universitas Airlangga,DR. Soetomo General Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia, Mayjend Prof. Dr. Moestopo street No. 6-8, Gubeng, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia