Assessing Body Posture and Postural Balance Among Young Adults With Bronchial Asthma

Overview

The purpose of the study is to assess the relationship between body posture and dynamic balance in adults with childhood-onset asthma and compare them to a non-asthmatic control group matched for gender, age, weight, and height.

Full Title of Study: “Evaluation of Body Posture and Postural Balance Among Young Adults With Bronchial Asthma in the United Arab Emirates – A Correlational Cross Sectional Study”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
  • Study Primary Completion Date: October 1, 2022

Detailed Description

Participants will sign a consent form and provide personal information such as gender, age, weight, and height for calculating BMI, pulmonary function test, and respiratory muscle strength test, as well as their asthmatic/clinical history. After collecting demographic information and obtaining consent from participants, they will be asked to remove their T-shirts and stand in the usual relaxed standing position facing the opposite side of the machine's window. When the machine is properly positioned, it will take photographs. which will then be converted into three-dimensional images on the computer for further analysis. When the participant is fully dressed and ready, the second test will be performed using the Biodex balance machine. The parameters and testing mode to begin the dynamic balance test will be entered into the machine, and the procedure will begin. The participants will be thanked for their participation and contribution to our study

Interventions

  • Other: 3D/4D spine and posture analysis “DIERS FORMETRIC 4D” ,The Biodex Balance System SD-
    • 3D/4D spine and posture analysis “DIERS FORMETRIC 4D” for postural analysis assessment ,The Biodex Balance System SD- for balance assessment

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • bronchial asthma
    • Inclusion criteria: Participants over the age of 18 who have had mild to moderate bronchial asthma since childhood and have been referred by a pulmonologist or physician Exclusion criteria: Participants with other health issues such as cardiorespiratory issues, neurological deficits or diseases such as nerve compressions, any chronic diseases or suffering from respiratory tract infections, participants with a history of previous serious injuries to the musculoskeletal system, which may result in body posture disturbances Any disease that impairs one’s sense of balance
  • non-asthmatic control group:
    • Inclusion and Exclusion criteria for non-asthmatic control group: Inclusion criteria: For the healthy subjects referred by a consultant pulmonologist/physician, age- and gender-matched volunteers were recruited from the community Exclusion criteria: Other health issues, such as cardiorespiratory issues, neurological deficits, musculoskeletal problems, and peripheral vascular diseases& pregnancy may affect test performance.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • body posture assessment using DIERS FORMETRIC 4D,
    • Time Frame: baseline
    • From a single image, the instrument will generate 40 named spine shape parameters, like( lateral deviation (mm), trunk imbalance (mm), shoulder tilt (mm) )
  • postural balance assessment by biodex balance system machine
    • Time Frame: baseline
    • Double Leg Eyes Open (DLEO) Degree (angle), Double Leg Eyes Closed (DLEC) Degree (angle), Single Leg Eyes Open (SLEO) Degree (angle), single Leg Eyes closed (SLEC) Degree (angle), Overall Balance/stability Index (OBI/OSI )Degree (angle), ANT/POST Balance Index (APBI )Degree (angle), MED/LAT Balance Index (MLBI)Degree (angle),

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • For the healthy subjects referred by a consultant pulmonologist/physician – age- and gender-matched volunteers were recruited from the community Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other health issues, such as cardiorespiratory issues, neurological deficits – musculoskeletal problems and peripheral vascular diseases& pregnancy may affect test performance

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 50 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Centro Universitário Augusto Motta
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Arthur De Sa Ferreira, phd, Study Chair, Augusto Motta University Centre
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • gopal alaparthi, phd, 0504899323, gopalalaparthi@gmail.com

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