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Postural Control in Breast Hypertrophy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Sao Paulo General Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 23, 2012
Last updated: January 25, 2012
Last verified: January 2012
Principles of motor control suggest that breast hypertrophy can lead to sensoriomotor alterations and impairment in body balance due to postural misalignment. The investigators conducted this study to evaluate the postural control with different sensorial information condition in women with breast hypertrophy.

Sensation Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Poorer Postural Control in Women With Breast Hypertrophy.

Further study details as provided by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital:

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Women with breast hypertrophy
Fourteen women with breast hypertrophy
Women without breast hypertrophy.
Fourteen women without breast hypertrophy for de control group (CG).

Detailed Description:
Up to the moment, changes caused by breast hypertrophy are described based on the alteration of body mass distribution leading to an impact of psychological and physical aspects. However, the investigators hypothesize that due to alterations in postural alignment, sensoriomotor inputs are also impaired and postural or motor control are ultimately compromised.

Ages Eligible for Study:   24 Years to 73 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The fourteen women for breast hypertropy group were recruited from the Department of Plastic Surgery and Department of Gynecology of Clinical Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, and the fourteen women of control group (without breast hypertrophy)was compound by women dwelling community.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • For the breast hypertrophy group, the women had to be in attendance in the Department of Plastic Surgery and Department of Gynecology of Clinical Hospital.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • For both groups:

    • rheumatic, neurological, respiratory and vestibular conditions due to possible balance alterations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01519024

Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy Department, School of Medicine: University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Clarice Tanaka, PhD Full Professor - Department of Physical Therapy, Communication Science & Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine - USP
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Sao Paulo General Hospital Identifier: NCT01519024     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FRACINI_1
Study First Received: January 23, 2012
Last Updated: January 25, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital:
postural balance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sensation Disorders
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 25, 2017