Spine curvature analysis between participants with obesity and normal weight participants: a biplanar electromagnetic device measurement.
González-Sánchez, M, Luo, J, Lee, R and Cuesta-Vargas, AI (2014). Spine curvature analysis between participants with obesity and normal weight participants: a biplanar electromagnetic device measurement. BioMed Research International. 2014.
|Authors||González-Sánchez, M, Luo, J, Lee, R and Cuesta-Vargas, AI|
UNLABELLED: To analyse and compare standing thoracolumbar curves in normal weight participants and participants with obesity, using an electromagnetic device, and to analyse the measurement reliability. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study was carried out. 36 individuals were divided into two groups (normal-weight and participants with obesity) according to their waist circumference. The reference points (T1-T8-L1-L5 and both posterior superior iliac spines) were used to perform a description of thoracolumbar curvature in the sagittal and coronal planes. A transformation from the global coordinate system was performed and thoracolumbar curves were adjusted by fifth-order polynomial equations. The tangents of the first and fifth lumbar vertebrae and the first thoracic vertebra were determined from their derivatives. The reliability of the measurement was assessed according to the internal consistency of the measure and the thoracolumbar curvature angles were compared between groups. RESULTS: Cronbach's alpha values ranged between 0.824 (95% CI: 0.776-0.847) and 0.918 (95% CI: 0.903-0.949). In the coronal plane, no significant differences were found between groups; however, in sagittal plane, significant differences were observed for thoracic kyphosis. CONCLUSION: There were significant differences in thoracic kyphosis in the sagittal plane between two groups of young adults grouped according to their waist circumference.
|Keywords||Spine; Lumbar Vertebrae; Thoracic Vertebrae; Humans; Obesity; Body Weight; Reproducibility of Results; Orthopedic Equipment; Adult; Female; Male; Electromagnetic Phenomena; Adult; Body Weight; Electromagnetic Phenomena; Female; Humans; Lumbar Vertebrae; Male; Obesity; Orthopedic Equipment; Reproducibility of Results; Spine; Thoracic Vertebrae|
|Journal||BioMed Research International|
|Publisher||Hindawi Publishing Corporation|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1155/2014/935151|
|09 Sep 2014|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||31 Jan 2017|
|Accepted||01 Aug 2014|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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