The effect of Medical Taping on the performance of long and medium distance runners

Bergen, M van

Literatur Typ: 
Review
Publicatie jaar: 
2008

 

Introduction
The research was set up on the college of Arnhem and Nijmegen as an experimental study (impact study) into the influence of CureTape(R) on the performance at medium cursors during 3 kilometres course and long cursors during 10 kilometres course. The investigation has been conducted for Harry Pijnappel (MTC-instructeur) in association with the course association Cifla in Nijmegen.

Method
It have chosen to be able to answer the presentation of questions, for an experimental design, where is worked with an experimental group and a control group. 23 test persons became random classified in two research groups. The groups are running two (first measuring /impact measuring) times the 3 kilometres with between located time of a week.
The 10 kilometres course have been measured during a game and whereuponcompared to the best time of this cursor on this distance. To the 10 kilometres course 5 test persons had been linked. To evaluate the training impact the test persons have been filled in a questionnaire concerning convalescences and course properties.

Results
Before the research two hypotheses have been established, a zero hypothesis and an alternative hypothesis. The results of the research have been analyzed by means of these hypotheses.

3km course with intervention (N=19; p=0,05; α=0,00026)
The put zero hypothesis H0: there is no statistic significant difference between the scores of measurings before the intervention and the scores of the measurings after the intervention, become on the basis of the research results from the para and not parametrische test, which shows a statistic significant difference between the scores before and after the intervention, are rejected and therefore are not accepted.

3km without intervention (N=4; p=0,05; α =0,409)
The 3 kilometres cursors without intervention has been possible show no statistic significant difference. From that follows that the zero hypothesis cannot be rejected.

10km course with intervention (N=4; p=0,05; α=0,186)
The 10 kilometres cursors with intervention has been possible show no statistic significant dif-ference. From that follows that the zero hypothesis cannot be rejected.

Conclusion
The research has shown a statistically significant time improvement at the 3km cursors. CureTape(R) appears to be effective on the performance at cursors on a distance of 3km.

 

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HAN, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen 2008