POSTURAL EVALUATION OF MEN AGED BETWEEN 60 AND 65 YEARS OLD OF PORTO ALEGRE-RS

  • Gustavo Sepúlveda
  • Flávia Porto
  • Jonas Gurgel
  • Fabiano Gonçalves
  • Felipe Flores
  • Thais Russomano
  • Antônio Carlos A. de Souza
Keywords: postural deviations, aging, population-base study

Abstract

This is a population-based study and it is part of the Multidimensional Study of the Elderly population of Porto Alegre-RS. The aim was to evaluate the posture of men aged between 60 and 65 years old using a postural grid, classified as a qualitative method. The volunteer’s posture was evaluated on Frontal plan (posterior view) and Sagittal plan (right view). The results demonstrated that most volunteers presented an erect head and cervical column. Fifty one percent had the right shoulder more elevated. Deviations of thoracic and lumbar columns and pelvis were not prominent in the population studied. Upper limbs were normally aligned in 26% of volunteers. Geno varus posture was present in 18,5%. The evaluation of the images obtained in the Sagittal plan indicated that 48% of the volunteers presented a lordotic-kyphotic posture.
Published
2007-12-12