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Investigators from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Have Reported New Data on Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (A Systematic Review Of The Angular...

July 4, 2014



Investigators from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation Have Reported New Data on Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (A Systematic Review Of The Angular Values Obtained By Computerized Photogrammetry In Sagittal Plane: A Proposal For Reference ...)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- New research on Health and Medicine is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Reference values for postural alignment in the coronal plane, as measured by computerized photogrammetry, have been established but not for the sagittal plane. The objective of this study is to propose reference values for angular measurements used for postural analysis in the sagittal plane for healthy adults."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, "Electronic databases (PubMed, BVS, Cochrane, Scielo, and Science Direct) were searched using the following key words: evaluation, posture, photogrammetry, and software. Articles published between 2006 and 2012 that used the PAS/SAPO (postural assessment software) were selected. Another inclusion criterion was the presentation of, at least, one of the following measurements: head horizontal alignment, pelvic horizontal alignment, hip angle, vertical alignment of the body, thoracic kyphosis, and lumbar lordosis. Angle samples of the selected articles were grouped 2 by 2 in relation to an overall average, which made possible total average, variance, and SD calculations. Six articles were included, and the following average angular values were found: 51.42 degrees +/- 4.87 degrees (head horizontal alignment), -12.26 degrees +/- 5.81 degrees (pelvic horizontal alignment), -6.40 degrees +/- 3.86 degrees (hip angle), and 1.73 degrees +/- 0.94 degrees (vertical alignment of the body). None of the articles contained the measurements for thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The reference values can be adopted as reference for postural assessment in future researches if the same anatomical points are considered."

For more information on this research see: A Systematic Review Of The Angular Values Obtained By Computerized Photogrammetry In Sagittal Plane: A Proposal For Reference Values. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2014;37(4):269-275. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics can be contacted at: Mosby-Elsevier, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/623235)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Krawczky, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Comp Sci Program, PROCC, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Additional authors for this research include A.G. Pacheco and M.R.M. Mainenti (see also Health and Medicine).

Keywords for this news article include: Brazil, Software, Computers, South America, Rio de Janeiro, Health and Medicine

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