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Amouzadeh Khalili, Mohammad and Daraei, GholamReza and SiminGhalam, Mouna (2012) A survey on postural deviation and flexibility of blind and sighted girls when compared with the normal situation. Life Science Journal. pp. 1848-1853.

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    Abstract: Purpose: Blindness is a factor that limits the body movements and it may cause sedentary complications in blind people. The goal of this study was to evaluate postural status and muscles flexibility in the blind and sighted girls. Material and Method: This cross-sectional comparative study was carried out on 40 blind and sighted girls with the range of 20 to 30 years. The group of blind was included 20 blind girls who were studying in the Khazaneh Rehabilitation Center, and they agreed to attend in the study. The other group was included 20 student sighted girls whose BMI were matched with the blind group. To evaluate postural status and muscles flexibility, a number of physical tests carried out such as: lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis, shoulder depression, forward head posture, and passive knee extension and illiotibial band. For statistical analysis data were analyzed using Chi-square test. Results: The findings showed that 30% of the candidates of the two groups did not have any disorders. 20% of the blind subjects showed one or more disorders. 5% of the sighted subjects showed one or more disorders. There were significant differences in some of the tests between the blind and sighted subjects including lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis and hamstring shortening (P>0.05) However in the other tests there were not significant differences between the two groups. Conclusion: Based on this study flexibility and postural status demonstrated to be affected by vision and in some of the tests such as kyphosis there is a significant differences between the two groups, in addition, the pattern of changes and disorders are different in the two groups, that is, the common disorders in the blinds was kyphosis. Ethical approval: This study was approved by the ethics committee of Semnan University of Medical Sciences. [Mohammad Amouzadeh Khalili, GholamReza Daraei, Mouna SiminGhalam. A survey on postural deviation and flexibility of blind and sighted girls when compared with the normal situation. Life Sci J 2012;9(3):1848-1853]. (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 268 Key words: blinds, posture, flexibility, skeletal disorders, kyphosis, Lordosis, scoliosis.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2016 20:53
    Last Modified: 20 Nov 2016 20:53
    URI: http://eprints.semums.ac.ir/id/eprint/489

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