Trial record 5 of 716 for:    (elderly OR senior) AND osteoporosis AND (woman OR women OR female)

Postural Assessment by Photogrammetry

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2009
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Universidade de Franca

Brief Summary:
This study aimed to measure the degree of thoracic kyphosis in elderly women with those affected by osteoporosis in the spine, through photogrammetry computer and check the difference between the values obtained with the assumption of greater thoracic kyphosis in osteoporotic women.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:

The decrease in bone density of vertebrae leads to a reduction of the anterior vertebral bodies, resulting in compression and collapse of vertebrae, with narrowing of intervertebral disc spaces and, determining a number of deformities in the spine and postural changes, among which can highlight the increase in thoracic kyphosis. This becomes significantly higher with age and after menopause, defined as an increase in curvature in the sagittal plane of the thoracic spine.

Radiographic images have been used for the measurement of thoracic kyphosis, but with some drawbacks of this method such as radiation exposure, radiographic image quality unsatisfactory hampering its analysis and the lack of equipment in the physical environment to monitor clinical evolution of the treatment, causing thus the search for noninvasive methods for evaluating the curves of the spine, including the photogrammetry computed.

According to the American Society of Photogrammetry, the computed photogrammetry is "the art, science and technology of information on physical objects and environment through processes of recording, measuring and interpreting photographic images and patterns of electromagnetic radiant energy and other sources." It is a widely used tool for assessment by quantifying the postural changes through the application of photogrammetric principles to photographic images obtained in body movements, adding to the diagnostic evaluation for physical therapy in different areas.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 12 participants
Official Title: Evaluation of Thoracic Kyphosis in Elderly Women Affected by Osteoporosis Through Computerized Photogrammetry
Study Start Date : April 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoporosis

Group 1 was composed of six women with a densitometric diagnosis of osteoporosis in column (DP =- 2.70 to -4.97), with an average weight of 57.5 (+6.9) kg, mean height of 1 , 4 (+ 0.07) my body mass index (BMI) of 26.1 (+1.8) Kg/m2
Group 2 consists of six women with a densitometric diagnosis of osteopenia in column (DP =- 1.07 to -2.09), with an average weight of 62.1 (+9.9) kg, mean height of 1, 5 (+0.03) I BMI 25.3 (3.3) kg/m2, both compared with young adults

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Computerized Photogrammetry

Biospecimen Description:
The two groups were photographed in the sagittal plane with right column markers fixed on two anatomical points. The selected images were quantified by computerized photogrametry, using the program Autocad-2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 74 Years   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The investigators evaluated 12 women with mean age of 68.5 years (range 65 to 74 years), divided into two groups. Group 1 consists of six women with a densitometric diagnosis of osteoporosis in column (SD: -2.70 to -4.97) and group 2 consists of six women with a densitometric diagnosis of osteopenia in column (DP: 1.07 to -2 , 09), both compared with young adults.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age between 50 and 80 years
  • with examination of bone densitometry
  • with densitometric diagnosis of osteopenia in the first group, the second group for osteoporosis,
  • willing to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • presence of severe scoliosis, ankylosing spondylitis, obesity
  • presence of neurological diseases serious

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00848159

Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade de Franca
Principal Investigator: Ana Cristina Rodrigues Universidade de Franca
Principal Investigator: Lislei Patrizzi Universidade de Franca

Responsible Party: Lislei Jorge Patrizzi, Universidade de Franca Identifier: NCT00848159     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 041/07
First Posted: February 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases