The Analysis of Selected Posturogram Parameters in Children with Scoliotic Changes

  •  Jacek Wilczynski    
  •  Natalia Habik    
  •  Katarzyna Bieniek    
  •  Sylwia Janecka    
  •  Przemyslaw Karolak    
  •  Igor Wilczynski    


The aim of the research was to analyze selected posturogram parameters in children with scoliotic changes. 28 girls aged 7-18 years old were involved in the study. Children attended to the Interschool Centre of Corrective Exercises in Starachowice. The research was conducted in June 2011. Spine research was made by Exhibeon digital radiography. Based on the size of the angle of spinal curvature there were identified scoliotic posture: 1-9° and scoliosis: ≥10°. There were 21 (75%) children with scoliotic posture, and 7 (25%) with idiopathic scoliosis. The frequency and type of defect didn't depended on age. Postural reactions were examined by static-dynamic Tecnobody’s ST 310 Plus Stability System platform. Perimeter was from 539,46 with opened eyes (OE) to 759,04 with closed eyes (CE). The difference in Romberg’s Test was 219,58. Ellipse area was from 447,46 with opened eyes (OE) to 850,32 with closed eyes (CE). The difference in Romberg’s Test was 402,86. Perimeter ratio was 146,68, and Area ratio was 213,89. Analysis of variance showed a significant effect of study options which clearly differentiates Permeter (p=0,000008) and Ellipse Area (p=0,029882) in the research with opened and closed eyes. In a study with closed eyes it has been observed a significant increase of posturogram variables. Analysis of variance for Area ratio didn't show any significant effects (p= 0,376899) similarly for Perimeter ratio (p=0,523086). Posturogram variables generally decreased with age, however the analysis of variance didn’t show any statistically significant effects. The analysis of the Spearman rank correlation of posturogram variables with age of examined persons also didn’t show any significant associations.

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