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Table 2 AOFAS alteration of both groups before and after treatment

From: Assessment of the kinesiotherapy’s efficacy in male athletes with calcaneal apophysitis

  Kinesio tape Sham tape p
Median ± SD Median Median ± SD Median
AOFAS
 Pretreatment 62.4 ± 12.8 58.0 70.5 ± 6.0 71.0 0.176a
 1st week 83.5 ± 5.5 86.0 77.4 ± 8.9 78.0 0.045 a
 3rd month 98.3 ± 3.1 100.0 87.1 ± 8.8 85.0 0.001 a
 6th month 99.7 ± 0.9 100.0 97.4 ± 3.9 100.0 0.057a
Change relative to pretreatment period
 1st week 21.1 ± 10.7 22.0 6.9 ± 6.5 6.0 0.003 a
 Change p 0.003b   0.006b   
 3rd month 35.9 ± 13.6 39.0 16.6 ± 9.8 13.0 0.004 a
 Change p 0.003b   0.003b   
 6th month 37.4 ± 13.1 42.0 26.9 ± 7.7 28.0 0.043 a
 Change p 0.003b   0.003b   
  1. aMann-Whitney U test/X 2
  2. 2chi square test
  3. statistical differences of AOFAS scores of both groups (italics)