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Table 1 Characteristics of the included RCTs

From: Effect of kinesio taping on low back pain during pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study Sample size
(T/C)
Age (years) Number of pregnancies
(week)
Type of intervention Duration of trial period Outcomes
T C
Sabbour 2011 [21] 30/30 29.08 ± 5.08 30.7 ± 4.96 KT + Exercise therapy+Low back pain health guidance Exercise therapy+Low back pain health guidance 2 week
Two applications each of continued for three days with one day as rest.
VAS, ODI
Şeyhmus 2016 [22] 33/32 24.30 ± 4.96/25.09 ± 4.95 21.79 ± 5.47/21.91 ± 3.86 KT + Paracetamol
50% tention
Paracetamol 5 days
5 days of additional Kinesio taping therapy.
VAS, RMDQ
Paweł 2017 [23] 53/53 29.5 ± 4.25 35.2 ± 4.3 KT
75% tention
Placebo taping 1 week
5 days of additional Kinesio taping therapy.
VAS, RMDQ
Matchimamart 2021 [24] 20/20 30.7 ± 4.0/30.2 ± 5.7 32.1 ± 3.4/33.3 ± 3.3 KT
50% tention
Placebo taping 1 week VAS, RMDQ
FAN 2018 [25] 28/28 28.18 ± 3.95/28.00 ± 3.53 31.54 ± 2.82/32.64 ± 2.60 KT + Core strength training+Breathing training Core strength training+Breathing training 2 week
Two applications each of continued for three days with one day as rest.
VAS, RMDQ
YE J 2019 [26] 29/30 21 ~ 35 <16 KT + Exercise therapy+Low back pain health guidance
50% tention
Placebo taping+Exercise therapy+Low back pain health guidance 6 days
Two times in total
VAS, ODI
YE M 2020 [27] 29/29 27.52 ± 2.97/27.43 ± 3.23 29.29 ± 0.45/29.24/0.25 KT + Psychosupportive therapy
20% tention
Psychosupportive therapy 4 week.
Two applications each of continued for three days with one day as rest..
VAS, RMDQ
  1. T Trail group, C Control group, ODI Oswestry Disability Index