Comparison of Kinesio-Tapping and Endurance Training in Improving Quality of Life in Knee Osteoarthritis

Kinesio-Tapping and Endurance Training in Improving Quality of Life


  • Irum Nosheen Railway General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Shumaila Tahreem Northwest Institute of Health Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Aroosha Akbar Northwest Institute of Health Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sairish Sairien Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Kiran Haq Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Talha Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan



Osteoarthritis, Kinesio Tape (KT), Endurance Training (ET), Quality of Life


Osteoarthritis is the most debilitating condition more commonly effecting the knee of its sufferers. Objective: To compare the effects of Kinesio Tape and endurance training in improving the quality of life of knee OA. Methods: This was a single blinded randomized control trail (RCT) in which 30 participants were included between age of 40-70 years who had OA of grade II-IV (K & L grade) and had no serious comorbidity. Simple convenient sampling technique was used for recruitment of participants. Two equal groups were made (n=15 each). Group A participants was incorporated endurance training at a rate of 2x/week for 4 weeks by use of therapeutic band along with conventional therapy and group B was given Kinesio-tape 2 session/ week for 4 weeks in combination with conventional therapy. Data were collected at baseline and after 4 weeks of intervention by use of NPRS and Sf-36 quality of life questionnaire. Man Whitney U test was performed for between groups analysis by use of SPSS version 21.0. Level of significance was kept p<0.05. Results: The mean age of participants in group A was 54.30 with standard deviation (SD) of 5.61 whereas of group B Mean ± SD of age was 53.45±7.73. There was no significant difference between groups as p>0.05. Conclusions: It was concluded from this study that both techniques are equally effective in improving the quality of life in knee osteoarthritis sufferers.


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DOI: 10.54393/pjhs.v4i06.893
Published: 2023-06-30

How to Cite

Nosheen, I. ., Tahreem, S. ., Akbar, A. ., Sairien, S. ., Haq, K. ., & Talha, M. . (2023). Comparison of Kinesio-Tapping and Endurance Training in Improving Quality of Life in Knee Osteoarthritis: Kinesio-Tapping and Endurance Training in Improving Quality of Life. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 4(06), 104–108.



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