›› 2019, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (5): 524-528.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-9771.2019.05.005

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Effect of Kinesio Taping Guided Therapy on Facial Paralysis and Salivation after Stroke

CHEN Zhu1, XU Qian1, WANG Ping1, QIU Xue-mei1, SHI Bo-han1, SUN Yong2, ZHU Yan1, SHAN Chun-lei3   

  1. 1.Centre of Speech-Language-Swallow Rehabilitation, The Second Rehabilitation Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai 200441, China
    2.Shanghai Baoshan District Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai 201900, China
    3.Rehabilitation Medical College of Shanghai University of Tranditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
  • Received:2018-08-14 Revised:2018-09-30 Online:2019-05-25 Published:2019-05-29
  • Contact: SHAN Chun-lei, E-mail: shanclhappy@163.com; ZHU Yan, E-mail: 80743682@qq.com
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (General) (No. 81874035) and Shanghai Baoshan Committee on Health and Family Planning Key Program (No. BSZK-2018-A01)

Abstract: Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of Kinesio Taping guided therapy on facial paralysis and salivation after stroke.Methods From January to July, 2018, 30 patients with central facial palsy were randomly divided into control group (n = 15) and observation group (n = 15). The control group accepted ice stimulation, facial massage, facial muscle function training and low-frequency electrical stimulation, while the observation group accepted Kinesio Taping of "Y" or "O" shape alternately during massage and facial muscle function training, and kept taping for a day if possible. They were assessed with Teacher Drooling Scale (TDS), House-Brackmann (H-B) Scale and Facial Nerve Function Scale before and four weeks after treatment. Results Both groups improved in the scores of TDS, H-B Scale and Facial Nerve Function Scale after treatment (Z > 2.460, t > 4.971, P < 0.05), and improved more in the observation group than in the control group (Z > 2.817, t > 4.964, P < 0.01). Conclusion Kinesio Taping guided therapy is effective on central facial paralysis and salivation after stroke.

Key words: stroke, central facial palsy, salivation, Kinesio Taping

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