International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2019)

to study the effect of taping technique with conventional therapy in patients with facial palsy: A cross sectional study


Dr. Parveen Pathan

Aims & Objectives: To Study the Effect of Taping Technique with Conventional Therapy in patients with Facial Palsy Sample size: 30 patients (25 in each group) Study Design: Comparative Study, Study setting: A teaching hospital with well-equipped medical and surgical intensive care unit and musculoskeletal department, Sample and Sampling method: 30 patients were randomly selected and assigned in 2 groups, as Group 1(Control group), Group 2 (Study group) in equal numbers. Inclusion Criteria: Subjects with age group 15-35 years, acute onset (1-3 week), Middle S/E status, Diagnosed case of Facial palsy, Non-traumatic onset, No other neurological deficit. Exclusion criteria Psychiatric illness, Subjects with age group below 15 & above 35 years, UMN lesion, Neurotmesis, Skin infection & open wounds, Hypersensitive skin, Skin Allergy to micropore Result PNF group (n=10) received Exercises with conventional physiotherapy treatment and Taping group (n=10) received combined Taping with conventional physiotherapy for 5 days a week for total 5 weeks. The demographics were recorded at baseline and at the end of intervention. Standardized assessment tools included House Brackmann Scale Qualitative Version Results: The mean age of patients was 38.20±12.22 years with 11 (55%) males and 9 (45%) females. 60% patients had right side facial paralysis. Major improvement on facial disability index (95% Cl 2.94-24.95) was seen for Taping group as compared to PNF Group. Conclusion: Taping technique with conventional exercise was more effective as compared to PNF Technique in Facial palsy patients.
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Dr. Parveen Pathan. to study the effect of taping technique with conventional therapy in patients with facial palsy: A cross sectional study. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 22-24
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