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British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, ISSN: 2231-0843,Vol.: 12, Issue.: 1


Retracted: Efficacy of Tupler Technique on Reducing Post Natal Diastasis Recti: A Controlled Study


Mohamed A. Awad1, Magda A. Morsy1, Marwa A. Mohamed1* and Amir A. Gabr2

1Department of Physical Therapy for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt.

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.

Article Information
(1) David Coman, Medical Director of Paediatrics, The Wesley Hospital, Brisbane, Australia and The Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.
(2) Maria Laura Mastellone, Environmental and Health Sciences, Second University of Naples, Italy.
(1) Gamal A. Kassem, Zagazig University, Egypt.
(2) Taratisio Ndwiga, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.
(3) Golam Hafiz, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Aims: This study was conducted to determine the effect of tupler technique on post natal diastasis recti.

Study Design: Pretest post-test design.

Place and Duration of Study: Subjects of this study were selected from physical therapy department in Kasr Al Aini university hospital. This study was conducted from August 2014 to January 2015.

Methodology: Sixty women complained from diastasis recti (diagnosed by gynecologist/ physician) in this study. Their ages were ranged from 25 to 35 years old and their diastasis recti more than 2.5 cm after normal vaginal delivery. Women were divided into two groups equal in number, group (A) consisted of 30 women wore tupler splint only and did not perform any exercises. While, group (B) consisted of 30 women wore tupler splint and performed tupler technique for 18 weeks. Diastasis recti were evaluated by digital caliper for both groups before and after 18 weeks.

Results: The obtained results were statistically analyzed by using paired t- test and showed that there were a highly significant decrease (P < 0.001) in BMI, waist/hip ratio and diastasis recti in both groups (A&B) after 18 weeks. But, there was a significant difference between both groups after 18 weeks (more decrease in group B).

Conclusion: It could be concluded that tupler technique is very effective in reducing post natal diastasis recti.


Retraction Notice: This paper has been retracted from the journal due to unauthorized use of Tupler Technique® Program. We received a written complaints from Julie Tupler, RN, creator of the Tupler Technique. She did not participate in the study in any manner, and that the study misrepresents her work. This journal is determined to promote integrity in research publication. This retraction is in spirit of the same. After formal procedures editor(s) and publisher have retracted this paper on 3rd September-2016. Related policy is available here: http://goo.gl/lI77Nn

Keywords :

Diastasis recti; digital caliper; tupler technique; post natal.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2016/17876

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