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Impact of Obesity on Postural Control

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01106105
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 19, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 19, 2010
Information provided by:
Université Joseph Fourier

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Balance Postural Control Mechanical Factor

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Study Start Date : April 2010

control (Body Mass Index < 25)
Obese (Body Mass Index > 35)

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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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01106105     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PCO
First Posted: April 19, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010