:: Volume 22, Issue 2 (6-2014) ::
sjimu 2014, 22(2): 125-131 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of uneven shoulder and its related factors among high school Boys aged 15 -18 years in Ilam city
A Yari 1, R Mirnasuri2, F Hemati3
1- , aliyari9090@yahoo.com
2- lorestan university
3- Ilam University of medical science
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Introduction: Uneven shoulder is one the most common musculoskeletal disorders among students which early diagnosis of this disorder may be treated with a modification of wrong patterns and corrective exercise. Therefore, the aim of this research was to assess uneven shoulder and its related factors among high school boys aged 15-18 years old in Ilam city. Materials & methods: The present descriptive–survey research, performed in 2012-2013 on high school boys student aged 15-18 years in Ilam city. Among 3500 students, using Cochran method, 350 students have been assessed as our samples. A questionnaire has been used to obtain socio-demographic factors, and other information’s such as carry bags and other tools and handedness and the type of sport. Then, a Scoliometer and plummet has been used to measure the uneven shoulder and torticollis, respectively. Statistical analyses were performed with SPSS software. Chi-Square test, at significant level (P<0.05), was used to analyze the objectives of this study. Findings: Sixty-seven point two percent(67.2%) of our samples was diagnosed with uneven shoulder, this disorder was observed in the right and left side by 63.1% and 4.1%, respectively. Also, this research showed a significant relationship between uneven shoulder and handedness,carry bags and other tools, torticollis, ball sports and the sports which have been dealt with one side of the body. Disruption & Conclusions: In general, it can be concluded that over-using of one side pectoral girdle and a hand for exercise training, carry bags and other tools have played a significant role in uneven shoulder.
Keywords: Uneven shoulder, prevalence, handedness
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physical Education
Received: 2014/01/3 | Accepted: 2014/05/12 | Published: 2014/06/25

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