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Rahimi Z, Mahdavi S M, Kamyab M, Dadgostar H, Ataei S. The Comparison of Spinomed and Elderly Spinal Orthosis on Kyphosis Angle, Back Pain and Quality of Life in Elderly With Thoracic Hyperkyphosis. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2021; 19 (4)
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1- Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Corresponding author: Seyed Mani Mahdavi, Orthopedic Spine Surgery Department, Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Sports Medicine, Rasoul Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (522 Views)
Objective: Thoracic Hyperkyphosis is one of the most common conditions in the elderly. The use of orthosis and exercise is one of the most effective treatments suggested, but unfortunately, there is little evidence. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of Spinomed orthosis and Elderly spinal orthosis with Exercise and Exercise alone on the angle of kyphosis, quality of life, and pain in the elderly with thoracic hyperkyphosis.
Methods: In this study, 40 older adults aged 60 years and older with a kyphosis angle above 50 degrees were recruited. Participants were allocated into three groups: Spinomed orthosis and exercise group (n = 14), Elderly spinal orthosis and exercise group (n = 15), and exercise only group (n = 11). The groups were treated for three months.
Results: Angle of kyphosis: There was a significant decrease in the kyphosis angle of participants in the Spinomed orthosis and exercise group (p=0.005). Pain: Pain score was significantly decreased in the Spinomed orthosis and exercise group (p=0.023). Quality of life; In the Spinomed orthosis and exercise group (p=0.03) and, Elderly spinal orthosis and exercise group (p=0.04), there was only a significant increase in the Physical Component Summary (PCS).
Discussion: Based on the present study's findings, the combination of Spinomed orthosis with exercise to correct the kyphosis angle, reduce pain, and increase the quality of life more than the other options proposed. Elderly spinal orthosis and exercise can also improve the quality of life scores.
     
Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: Rehabilitation Management
Received: 2021/04/19 | Accepted: 2021/04/30 | Published: 2021/12/19

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