Volume 14, Number 4 (12-2012)                   yafte 2012, 14(4): 113-120 | Back to browse issues page


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Moradporian M R, Rahmati M, Fouladvand M. Study of abnormality frequency and its related factors in Khorramabad Azad university students . yafte. 2012; 14 (4) :113-120
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Background : In every geographical area according to their social civilization, specific abnormalities and outcomes may be occurred in spinal cord and in the case of recognition they will be corrected with specific movements and proper behavioral patterns. So the aim of the present study was to investigate the rate and reasons of Khorramabad Azad university students’ spinal abnormalities. Materials and Methods: This descriptive- analytical survey was carried out on Khorramabad Azad university students in 2010-2011. Among 1400 students, 500 persons (250 women and 250 men) randomly selected from students who were studying in the second semester of 2010-2011. First, they filled out a questionnaire about their personal information, disease history and daily habits. Then, their weight, height, and spinal abnormalities were studied. New York standard test and grid plane were used to study spinal abnormalities. Also, flexible ruler was used to measure the curves of the thoracic and back vertebrates. Results: The findings of this research showed that 83.2% of males (208 persons) and 87.2% of females (218 persons) had at least one abnormality. The greatest abnormalities in males were associated with kyphosis and in females with shoulder drown. The least abnormality in males was abdomen drown (10.4%) and in females was upper extremity deviation (19.2%). Also significant association observed between lordosis and kyphosis and incorrect habits of sleeping, between incorrect habits of carring bag and instruments, and shoulder drown, incorrect habits of studying and poke neck and incorrect habits of sitting in the home and kyphosis (P<0/01). Conclusion: Present study showed high incidence of spinal abnormalities of which incorrect habits in sitting, studying and caring bag and instruments, had a major role in each of these abnormalities.
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Received: 2012/12/4

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