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

This study has been completed.
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Universidade Federal de Santa Maria Identifier:
First received: March 30, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2009
History: No changes posted
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.

Body Posture Alignment Condition
Temporomandibular Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Reliability of the Angle Measurement of the Software for Photogrammetry Postural Assessment

Further study details as provided by Universidade Federal de Santa Maria:

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00873080

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 Identifier: NCT00873080     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UFSantaMaria
Study First Received: March 30, 2009
Last Updated: March 30, 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 processed this record on May 25, 2017