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Muscle function of the hip and trunk and its influence on postural control while performing tasks static and dynamic in the elderly

Grant number: 13/23344-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal researcher:Daniela Cristina Carvalho de Abreu
Grantee:Jaqueline Mello Porto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


Falls are prevalent in the elderly and may have serious consequences, so, understanding the risk factors it is essential to prevent them. Little is known about the muscle function of the hip and trunk, and its influence on postural control in situations that simulate routine activities and differences of this function between fallers and non-fallers. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the role of the postural muscles of the pelvis and trunk on postural control during tasks static and dynamic. The elderly will be divided between fallers and / or fear of falls and non-fallers and will be subject to assessments. These evaluations consist of a questionnaire to know the history of falls and fear of falling; assessment of muscle function abductors and adductors of the hip and flexors and extensors of the trunk, through the Biodex isokinetic dynamometer; functionality evaluation and postural control, through the force platform "Balance Master" (Neurocom ® ) and clinical assessment by applying Bestest. All statistical analyzes will be performed using SPSS (SPSS for Windows - Version 16.0 - SPSS Inc.) and will be the level of significance of 5 % (p £ .05). The results are expressed as mean and standard deviation.

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PORTO, JAQUELINE MELLO; FREIRE JUNIOR, RENATO CAMPOS; BOCARDE, LARISSA; FERNANDES, JULIA ADORNO; MARQUES, NISE RIBEIRO; RODRIGUES, NATALIA CAMARGO; CARVALHO DE ABREU, DANIELA CRISTINA. Contribution of hip abductor-adductor muscles on static and dynamic balance of community-dwelling older adults. AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, v. 31, n. 5, p. 621-627, . (13/23344-7)
FORESTIERI FACCIO, ANDREA FERNANDA; PORTO, JAQUELINE MELLO; FREIRE JUNIOR, RENATO CAMPOS; MEDEIROS DE OLIVEIRA, BRUNA GARCIA; CARVALHO DE ABREU, DANIELA CRISTINA. Trunk muscle function and anterior and posterior limits of stability in community-dwelling older adults. JOURNAL OF BODYWORK AND MOVEMENT THERAPIES, v. 28, p. 212-218, . (13/23344-7)
Academic Publications
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PORTO, Jaqueline Mello. Association between hip and trunk muscle function, balance and functionality in community-dwelling older adults. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC) Ribeirão Preto.

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