Evaluation the Relationship between Body Mass Index and Kinesiology Band Application to Acute Grip Strength on Healthy Men
Sağlıklı Erkeklerde Kinezyolojik Bantlama Uygulamasının Vücut Kitle İndeksi ile İlişkisinin Değerlendirilmesi
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Keywords:Kinesio tape, body mass index, grip strength
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the association between body mass index (BMI) and kinesio tape (KT) application in healthy men aged 18-30 years.
Methods: BMI of the participants was calculated before initiating the study. Ninety participants were equally divided into the following three groups: normal weight, overweight, and and obese. KT was applied to the flexor muscles of the dominant forearm of the participants. Using Jamar dynamometer, the grip strength of the upper extremity was measured before and immediately after applying KT. The association between average grip strength value and BMI were statistically analyzed for all participants.
Results: The categorized subgroups according to BMI of the participants. The maximum force obtained, before and after applying KT were statistically analyzed. BMI and the maximum grip strength value after applying KT were statistically analyzed for all participants. The results were statistically significant (p<0.05). The participants were divided into subgroups according to their BMI, and the results were then analyzed.
Conclusion: The grip strength values of all participants, except those with BMI of ≥30 kg/m2 , increased after applying KT, but for each subgroups, before and after KT application values were not statistically significant (p>0.05). In participants with BMI of ≥30kg/m2 , there was no significant increase in the grip strength values after applying KT. In contrast, the grip strength values of the other participants with BMI of 20–24.9 kg/m2 and 25–29.9 kg/m2 increased after applying KT.
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