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Anthropometric parameters as predictors for iliopsoas muscle strength in healthy girls and in girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
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PMID:  18756896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study iliopsoas muscle strength was measured by portable dynamometer and it was explored to what extent independent predictors (age, body weight, body height and body mass index) affect iliopsoas strength in healthy subjects and in subjects with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The study population was consisted of 183 girls (90 healthy girls and 93 girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis). Student t test analysis showed no differences in maximal voluntary isometric contraction between healthy girls and girls with scoliosis. Independent variables predicted significantly iliopsoas strength in healthy group (r=0.96, p<0.01) and in scoliosis group (r=0.94, p<0.001). Separate analysis with respect to types of scoliosis demonstrated that independent variables significantly predict iliopsoas strength in right thoracic (r=0.97, p<0.01), left thoracic (r=0.98, p=0.004), right thoracic lumbar (r=0.97, p<0.01) and left lumbar (r=0.96, p<0.01) scoliosis subgroups. In healthy girls iliopsoas strength was mostly predicted by body weight, followed by body height and body mass index. In girls with scoliosis body weigth was the strongest predictor of iliopsoas strength and was followed by curvature angle degree.
Gordana Starcević-Klasan; Olga Cvijanović; Stanislav Peharec; Miljenka Zulle; Juraj Arbanas; Natasa Ivancić Jokić; Danko Bakarcić; Daniela Malnar-Dragojević; Dragica Bobinac
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-01     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  2009-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index*
Body Size*
Isometric Contraction
Muscle Strength*
Psoas Muscles / physiopathology*
Scoliosis / pathology,  physiopathology*

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