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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Interference of different types of seats on postural control system during a forward-reaching task in individuals with paraplegia
Author: Carvalho de Abreu, Daniela Cristina
Takara, Kelly
Metring, Nathalia Lopes
Reis, Julia Guimaraes
Cliquet, Alberto, Jr.
Abstract: We aimed to evaluate the influence of different types of wheelchair seats on paraplegic individuals' postural control using a maximum anterior reaching test. Balance evaluations during 50, 75, and 90% of each individual's maximum reach in the forward direction using two different cushions on seat (one foam and one gel) and a no-cushion condition were carried out on 11 individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and six individuals without SCI. Trunk anterior displacement and the time spent to perform the test were assessed. No differences were found for the three types of seats in terms of trunk anterior displacement and the time spent to perform the test when intragroup comparisons were made in both groups (P > 0.05). The intergroup comparison showed that body displacement was less prominent and the time spent to perform the test was more prolonged for individuals with SCI (P < 0.05), which suggests a postural control deficit. The seat type did not affect the ability of the postural control system to maintain balance during the forward-reaching task.
Subject: paraplegia
postural control
types of seats
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e328353353c
Date Issue: 2012
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