Postural Control in Breast Hypertrophy
Principles of motor control suggest that breast hypertrophy can lead to sensoriomotor alterations and impairment in body balance due to postural misalignment. The investigators conducted this study to evaluate the postural control with different sensorial information condition in women with breast hypertrophy.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Poorer Postural Control in Women With Breast Hypertrophy.|
|Study Start Date:||April 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Women with breast hypertrophy
Fourteen women with breast hypertrophy
Women without breast hypertrophy.
Fourteen women without breast hypertrophy for de control group (CG).
Up to the moment, changes caused by breast hypertrophy are described based on the alteration of body mass distribution leading to an impact of psychological and physical aspects. However, the investigators hypothesize that due to alterations in postural alignment, sensoriomotor inputs are also impaired and postural or motor control are ultimately compromised.
|Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy Department, School of Medicine: University of São Paulo|
|São Paulo, Brazil|
|Principal Investigator:||Clarice Tanaka, PhD||Full Professor - Department of Physical Therapy, Communication Science & Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine - USP|