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Kamyab M, McHugh B, Bowers R. Waist Circumference, a Clinical Measurement for the Activity of Transversus Abdominis. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2021; 19 (3) :273-278
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1321-fa.html
Waist Circumference, a Clinical Measurement for the Activity of Transversus Abdominis. مجله انگلیسی زبان توانبخشی. 1400; 19 (3) :278-273

URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-1321-fa.html


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Objectives: Improving the timing and endurance of the deep abdominal muscles, notably transversus abdominis (TrA), is a known protocol for improving spinal stability. TrA is the deepest abdominal muscle, and monitoring its activity is a difficult task. Ultrasound and pressure biofeedback have been employed for monitoring the activity of TrA; however, these methods are expensive, not always available in all clinical settings, and their application requires formal training. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of a broadly known method, i.e., changes in the waist circumference, to monitor the activity of TrA. 
Methods: The study was carried out on 14 subjects following a pilot study of 5 participants. The thickness of TrA measured by ultrasound was considered the standard indicator for activity of TrA and was compared with simuObjectives: Improving the timing and endurance of the deep abdominal muscles, notably transversus abdominis (TrA), is a known protocol for improving spinal stability. TrA is the deepest abdominal muscle, and monitoring its activity is a difficult task. Ultrasound and pressure biofeedback have been employed for monitoring the activity of TrA; however, these methods are expensive, not always available in all clinical settings, and their application requires formal training. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of a broadly known method, i.e., changes in the waist circumference, to monitor the activity of TrA. 
Methods: The study was carried out on 14 subjects following a pilot study of 5 participants. The thickness of TrA measured by ultrasound was considered the standard indicator for activity of TrA and was compared with simultaneous measurement of waist circumference. 
Results: A significant criterion validity between the thickness of TrA and the waist circumference was established (Pearson correlation=-0.71, P=0.001), indicating an inverse relationship between changes in the thickness of the transversus abdominis muscle and waist circumference.
Discussion: This result confirmed the hypothesis that changes in the waist circumference could be employed as a suitable indicator for the activity of TrA.ltaneous measurement of waist circumference. 
Results: A significant criterion validity between the thickness of TrA and the waist circumference was established (Pearson correlation=-0.71, P=0.001), indicating an inverse relationship between changes in the thickness of the transversus abdominis muscle and waist circumference.
Discussion: This result confirmed the hypothesis that changes in the waist circumference could be employed as a suitable indicator for the activity of TrA.

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دریافت: 1400/1/17 | پذیرش: 1400/5/15 | انتشار: 1400/6/10

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