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|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Differences in spinal posture and mobility between children/adolescents with obesity and age-matched normal-weight individuals|
|Authors:||Bayartai, M. E.|
Schaer, C. E.
De Micheli, R.
|Published in:||Scientific Reports|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Nature Publishing Group|
|Subjects:||Adolescent; Child; Human; Lumbosacral region; Posture; Spine; Kyphosis; Pediatric obesity|
|Subject (DDC):||616.7: Diseases of musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics |
|Abstract:||The aim of this study was to cross-sectionally explore the association of obesity with spinal posture and mobility, commonly associated with musculoskeletal problems, by comparing the spinal parameters between 90 obese and 109 normal-weight children and adolescents. A non-invasive electromechanical device, the Idiag M360 (Idiag, Fehraltorf, Switzerland), was used to measure the spinal parameters. An age-and-sex-adjusted two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine postural and mobility differences between the two groups. Children and adolescents with obesity had significantly greater thoracic kyphosis [difference between groups (Δ) = 13.00, 95% CI 10.10-15.80, p < 0.0001] and thoracic extension (Δ = 6.50, 95% CI 2.90-11.60, p = 0.005), as well as smaller mobility in thoracic flexion (Δ = 5.00, 95% CI 1.20-8.80, p = 0.01), thoracic lateral flexion (Δ = 17.70, 95% CI 11.60-23.80, p < 0.0001), lumbar flexion (Δ = 12.10, 95% CI 8.70-15.50, p < 0.0001), lumbar extension (Δ = 7.10, 95% CI 3.10-12.20, p = 0.003) and lumbar lateral flexion (Δ = 9.10, 95% CI 5.50-12.80, p < 0.0001) compared to the normal-weight children and adolescents. These findings provide important information about the characteristics of the spine in children and adolescents with obesity and unique insights into obesity-related mechanical challenges that the spine has to withstand and strategies designed to improve spinal mobility in this young population.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International|
|Departement:||School of Health Sciences|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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