• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 8, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Comparative Effectiveness of Taping Therapy versus Compression Stocking on Edema, Pain, and Fatigue in the Lower Extremities of Hospital Nurses


Compression stockings were tested and taping therapy was conducted in this study which targeted hospital nurses. Effects on edema, pain in the lower extremities, and fatigue were investigated to complete the assessment. This study is a crossover design and the participants were 20 hospital nurses. Experimental data were collected three times in a control group and two experimental groups. A two-week break was implemented between each experimental treatment to prevent the experimental effects. The results showed that taping therapy was effective in reducing pain in the lower extremities of hospital nurses. Compression stocking was partially effective in reducing edema in the lower extremities of hospital nurses. However, fatigue was not significantly different. Therefore, it is recommended that the method be used in clinical practice as an effective nursing intervention for lower extremities among hospital nurses.
Keywords: Edema, Fatigue, Nurse, Pain, Therapeutics


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