POSTURAL EVALUATION OF MEN AGED BETWEEN 60 AND 65 YEARS OLD OF PORTO ALEGRE-RS BASED ON SHADOW MOIRÉ TECHNIQUE

  • Flávia Porto
  • Jonas Gurgel
  • Gustavo Sepúlveda
  • Fabiano Gonçalves
  • Felipe Flores
  • Thais Russomano
  • Antônio Carlos A. de Souza
Keywords: Shadow Moiré Technique, postural deviations, aging, population-based 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 using the Shadow Moiré Technique. The variables analyzed were: the mean angular variation of posture deviations evaluated, considering the cervical-thoracic column (CTC) and thoracic-lumbar column (TLC); hyperkyphosis, misalignment of the scapulas and its correlation with lateral deviation of the column. Results showed that 44.4% of the tested population presented Very Low deviations of the CCT and 74% had Very Low and Low deviations of the TLC. The findings of this study failed to prove the correlation between the misalignment of the scapulas and column deviations. Fifty-two % presented hyperkyphosis.
Published
2007-12-12