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Evaluation of the influence of osteoporosis in postural balance in postmenopausal women

Grant number: 09/54568-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: February 01, 2010 - January 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal researcher:Julia Maria D'Andrea Greve
Grantee:Julia Maria D'Andrea Greve
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The incidence of osteoporosis is increasing worldwide and its costs are high, largely oh account of fractures. These occur mainly as a result of falls that may be related to the poor postural balance. It is possible that osteoporosis associated or not with increased thoracic kyphosis and dosage of vitamin D, influence on postural balance, which consequently predispose these women to fall and its complications. Thus, it emphasizes the importance of this study to obtain more consistent data, related to postural balance, which may help you decide and choose the best methods of prevention of fall to be adopted for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Thus, this study aims to evaluate the influence of osteoporosis on postural balance and its correlation with thoracic kyphosis and dosage of vitamin D in postmenopausal women. There will be a cross-sectional study, observational, without therapeutic intervention. The volunteers will respond to the questionnaire and undertake the following clinical assessments: time up and go test; assessment of static balance in bipedal support with eyes open and closed with a force platform, the assessment of functional balance and dynamic discharging the duties of bipedal support in soil unstable, moving from position to sedestation bipedalism, walking on the platform and run through one step and tandem walk in the Balance Master® System and an assessment of muscle strength with an isokinetic dynamometry of knee extension and flexion at 60 °/s, with the Biodex® Stystem 3. In addition, the Volunteer with osteoporosis should have done blood test to check the dosage of vitamin D and X-ray profile of the thoracic spine to calculate the degree of thoracic kyphosis. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BRECH, GUILHERME CARLOS; CIOLAC, EMMANUEL GOMES; PETERSON, MARK D.; D'ANDREA GREVE, JULIA MARIA. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are associated with functional capacity but not with postural balance in osteoporotic postmenopausal women. Clinics, v. 72, n. 1, p. 11-16, JAN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
GUILHERME CARLOS BRECH; NATÁLIA MARIANA SILVA LUNA; ANGÉLICA CASTILHO ALONSO; JÚLIA MARÍA D'ANDRÉA GREVE. Positive correlation of postural balance evaluation by two different devices in community dwelling women. MedicalExpress (São Paulo, online), v. 3, n. 2 Abr. 2016.
BRECH, G. C.; ALONSO, A. C.; LUNA, N. M. S.; GREVE, J. M. Correlation of postural balance and knee muscle strength in the sit-to-stand test among women with and without postmenopausal osteoporosis. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL, v. 24, n. 7, p. 2007-2013, JUL 2013. Web of Science Citations: 14.
BRECH, GUILHERME CARLOS; PLAPLER, PEROLA GRINBERG; MEIRELLES, EDUARDO DE SOUZA; D'ANDREA MARCOLINO, FLORA MARIA; D'ANDREA GREVE, JULIA MARIA. Evaluation of the association between osteoporosis and postural balance in postmenopausal women. GAIT & POSTURE, v. 38, n. 2, p. 321-325, JUN 2013. Web of Science Citations: 11.
BRECH, GUILHERME CARLOS; DA FONSECA, ANGELA MAGGIO; BAGNOLI, VICENTE RENATO; BARACAT, EDMUND CHADA; D'ANDREA GREVE, JULIA MARIA. Anteroposterior displacement behavior of the center of pressure, without visual reference, in postmenopausal women with and without lumbar osteoporosis. Clinics, v. 68, n. 10, p. 1293-1298, Out. 2013. Web of Science Citations: 3.
BRECH, GUILHERME CARLOS; CIOLAC, EMMANUEL GOMES; BARRETTI SECCHI, LEONARDO LUIZ; ALONSO, ANGELICA CASTILHO; D'ANDREA GREVE, JULIA MARIA. The effects of motor learning on clinical isokinetic performance of postmenopausal women. MATURITAS, v. 70, n. 4, p. 379-382, DEC 2011. Web of Science Citations: 12.

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