Stabilometry Data Analysis in Volunteers with Different Ages and Scoliosis Degrees

  • Fabián Castro UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Caroline Fanfoni UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Mateus Urban Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São José dos Campos
  • Marcelo Sanches UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Aparecido Augusto de Carvalho UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista

Abstract

Although the baropodometer has been used in numerous studies, little information is found relating scoliosis degrees and plantar force distribution or pressure center oscillations. In this work, we analyze stabilometric data of 30 volunteers with different scoliosis degree and different age range. Firstly, the volunteers were divided into two groups according to ages. The group G2 (45-78 years old) had higher stabilometric values than first group G1 (13-30 years old). Secondly, the 30 volunteers were divided in two groups according scoliosis degrees, GrA (0-9°) and GrB (10-32°). The stabilometric data in the Medial-Lateral direction of the GrB group were shown to be larger than the GrA. However, based on Pearson correlations, age has a greater impact factor on stabilometric data than the scoliosis degree.
Published
2017-12-08
Section
Scientific articles