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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2006;30(5):502-507.
Postural Sway and Limb Load Asymmetry in the Rural Inhabitants in Korea.
Shin, Joon Ho , Lee, Kyu Hoon , Han, Seung Hoon , Choi, Bo Youl , Park, Si Bog
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Korea. sibopark@hanyang.ac.kr
2Department of Preventive Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Korea.
우리나라 농촌인구의 기립 자세 흔들림과 치우침
신준호, 이규훈, 한승훈, 최보율1, 박시복
한양대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 1예방의학교실
To evaluate the effects of age, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, smoking and alcohol on postural sway (PS) and limb load asymmetry (LLA) in the rural inhabitants in Korea
Nine hundred and sixty inhabitants were included in this study. PS and LLA were recorded while the subjects were standing on two adjacent force platforms (Mediance; Human-Tech Inc, Korea) in a comfortable stance for 30 seconds. Bone mineral density was measured in the right calcaneus by ultrasonography (Sahara; Hologic Inc, USA). History of diabetes and smoking were taken through interview.
PS and LLA were correlated with age (p<0.01). There were significant decreases in PS and LLA in the young age-group (p<0.01). There was no significant difference in PS and LLA in terms of sex, osteoporosis, height, weight, BMI and smoking. There was a significant difference in LLA (p<0.05) but no difference in PS between diabetic and normal groups.
PS and LLA may be related with ageing. Diabetic group may have higher LLA than normal group. However, sex, osteoporosis, height, weight, BMI, and smoking may not affect on PS and LLA. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2006; 30: 502-507)
Key Words: Postural sway, Limb load asymmetry, Age, Bone mineral density, Diabetes
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