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Alteration in Pelvic Inclination & its Correlation with Lumbar Lordosis in Pregnant Women


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1 Dept of Physiotherapy, MAEER'S Physiotherapy College, Talegaon (D), Pune, India
2 Dept. of Physiotherapy, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
3 Dept of Physiotherapy, L. T. M. Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, India
     

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Background: A cross sectional comparative study to explore whether pelvic inclination angle [PIA] alters during third trimester & correlates with associated alteration if any in lumbar lordosis angle [LLA] in primigravid women

Method: PIA & LLA were measured with pelvic inclinometer & Flexirular respectively in a convenient sample of 100 Primigravid healthy women carrying single foetus in third trimester of pregnancy within age group of 21.61 + 2.29 years & 100 healthy age matched [22.07 + 2.41years] nulliparous controls . SPSS 16 soft ware was used to calculate unpaired t value with 95% confidence interval for comparing PIA & LLA respectively between two groups and Intra-group Correlation coefficient [r value ] between PIA & LLA in both groups .

Result : PIA in study & Control groups was found to be 3.340 2.57 & 5.140 2.82 respectively where as LLA was 37.750 12.87 & 44.880 12.36 respectively. Comparison of PIA & LLA between groups showed highly significant decrease [p < 0.0000 & p < 0.0001respectively ] in both variables in study group suggesting posterior tilt associated with lumbar flattening. In both groups Intra-group correlation showed moderate correlation between PIA & LLA [ r=0.66 in study group & 0.6 in controls]

Conclusion: Study showed significant decrease in PIA & LLA in Pregnant women. The LLA & PIA correlated moderately in both the groups.


Keywords

Lumbar Lordosis Angle, Flexirular, Pregnancy, Pelvic Inclination, Pelvic Inclinometer
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Authors

Madhura M. Inamdar
Dept of Physiotherapy, MAEER'S Physiotherapy College, Talegaon (D), Pune, India
Unnati Pandit
Dept. of Physiotherapy, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
Bharati V. Bellare
Dept of Physiotherapy, L. T. M. Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, India

Abstract


Background: A cross sectional comparative study to explore whether pelvic inclination angle [PIA] alters during third trimester & correlates with associated alteration if any in lumbar lordosis angle [LLA] in primigravid women

Method: PIA & LLA were measured with pelvic inclinometer & Flexirular respectively in a convenient sample of 100 Primigravid healthy women carrying single foetus in third trimester of pregnancy within age group of 21.61 + 2.29 years & 100 healthy age matched [22.07 + 2.41years] nulliparous controls . SPSS 16 soft ware was used to calculate unpaired t value with 95% confidence interval for comparing PIA & LLA respectively between two groups and Intra-group Correlation coefficient [r value ] between PIA & LLA in both groups .

Result : PIA in study & Control groups was found to be 3.340 2.57 & 5.140 2.82 respectively where as LLA was 37.750 12.87 & 44.880 12.36 respectively. Comparison of PIA & LLA between groups showed highly significant decrease [p < 0.0000 & p < 0.0001respectively ] in both variables in study group suggesting posterior tilt associated with lumbar flattening. In both groups Intra-group correlation showed moderate correlation between PIA & LLA [ r=0.66 in study group & 0.6 in controls]

Conclusion: Study showed significant decrease in PIA & LLA in Pregnant women. The LLA & PIA correlated moderately in both the groups.


Keywords


Lumbar Lordosis Angle, Flexirular, Pregnancy, Pelvic Inclination, Pelvic Inclinometer

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