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Impact of Obesity on Postural Control

This study has been completed.
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Université Joseph Fourier Identifier:
First received: April 16, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2010
History: No changes posted
The goal of the present study was to objectively evaluate the postural behaviour of type II obese patients as compared to adults showing a normal body mass index (BMI) in critical postural tasks.

Balance Postural Control Mechanical Factor

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Further study details as provided by Université Joseph Fourier:

Study Start Date: April 2010
control (Body Mass Index < 25)
Obese (Body Mass Index > 35)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Ten healthy non-obese adults (control group, age = 42.4 ± 15.1, BMI = 22.4 ± 1.3, five women and five men) and ten obese adults (obese group, age = 46.2 ± 19.6, BMI = 35.2 ± 2.8, five women and five men, F(1,18)=0.3, p>0.05, and F(1,18)=176.3, p<.001, for control vs. obese age and BMI, respectively) voluntarily took part in this investigation.


  • BMI > 35 or BMI < 25


  • Muscular, neurological or cardiovascular deficits
  • Competitive physical activities
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  More Information Identifier: NCT01106105     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PCO
Study First Received: April 16, 2010
Last Updated: April 16, 2010 processed this record on August 22, 2017