Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Postural violations in elderly people according to computer stabilometry

Year: 2013, volume 9 Issue: №2 Pages: 291-294
Heading: Neurology Article type:
Authors: Ziteva О.О., Poverennova I.E.
Organization: Samara State Medical University

Postural violations (PV) compose the topical issue for elderly people. The research objective is to study features of postural control at elderly people by means of the computer stabilometry (CS). This technique can also serve as control of efficiency of the carried out therapy of PN. In literature there are only single researches devoted to the change of the main rack for persons over 60 years. Material and Methods: 138 patients aged from 61 to 102 years have been investigated and averaged 77,8+2,3 years. Three age groups of the persons under the study by 46 years have been determined: elderly, old men and long-livers. Results proved the expressed decrease in compensatory opportunities of maintenance of balance at people after 60 years, growth of postural instability according to the increase in age. Prior to therapy at all patients significant increase in the area and length of statokineziograms, speed of movement of the center of pressure has been revealed; average value of the «average position of the center of pressure» parameter in the frontal and sagittal planes considerably differed from normal indicators. After carrying out a standard course of treatment average values of the Deviation, Way and Speed parameters decreased in comparison with similar values before the treatment. Average value of the area parameter appeared to be the most sensitive to medical influences. Conclusion: The CS method allows to carry out rather objectively early diagnostics of PN at elderly people and to estimate their condition in dynamics.

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