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Reliability of the Angle Measurement of the Software for Photogrammetry Postural Assessment (SAPO) (SAPO)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00873080
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 1, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 1, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The present study aims to verify the reliability of intra and inter-examiner of angular measures proposed by SAPO postural assessment software. Methods: 24 subjects were photographed and three experienced examiners analyzed the images.

Condition or disease
Body Posture Alignment Condition Temporomandibular Disorder

Detailed Description:
The body posture in the orthostatic position has been widely utilized as in the clinical practice as in the research, for the diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment planning. The photogrammetry has been used as a valuable resource for the physiotherapist's diagnosis and verification of measuring postural changes, but the lack of standardization of anatomic references, the used angles between them and their meaning embarrasses comparison among studies.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Reliability of the Angle Measurement of the Software for Photogrammetry Postural Assessment
Study Start Date : April 2008
Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Study Completion Date : December 2008
Groups and Cohorts

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
24 subjects with temporomandibular disorder

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 20-35 years old
  • diagnosis of temporomandibular disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • neurological diseases
  • systemic diseases
  • lower limbs fracture
  • balance disorder
Contacts and Locations

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Principal Investigator: J A Souza Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
More Information

Responsible Party: Juliana Alves Souza, University of Santa Maria
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00873080     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UFSantaMaria
First Posted: April 1, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 1, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by Universidade Federal de Santa Maria:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome
Craniomandibular Disorders
Mandibular Diseases
Jaw Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Joint Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Myofascial Pain Syndromes