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Title: Comparative analysis of head-tilt and forward head position during laptop use between females with postural induced headache and healthy controls
Authors: Mingels, Sarah
Dankaerts, Wim
van Etten, Ludo
Thijs, Herbert
Granitzer, Marita
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: JOURNAL OF BODYWORK AND MOVEMENT THERAPIES 20(3), p. 533-541
Abstract: Objectives To compare 1) maximum manually induced head-protraction, head-tilt and forward head position and 2) the evolution of head-tilt and forward head position during a laptop-task between a headache- and control-group. Methods Angles for maximum head-protraction, head-tilt and forward head position of 12 female students with postural induced headache and 12 female healthy controls were calculated at baseline and while performing a laptop-task. Results The headache-group demonstrated an increased passive head-protraction of 22.30% compared to the control-group. The ratio of forward head position during habitual sitting to the maximum head-protraction differed significantly (p = 0.046) between headache-group (1.4 ± 0.4) and the control-group (1.1 ± 0.2). The headache-group showed a biphasic forward head position and head-tilt profile. These profiles differed significantly (p < 0.05) between groups and were negatively correlated (rE = −0.927). Conclusion The headache-group showed a larger passive head-protraction with a habitual forward head-position further located from the end-range. During the laptop-task forward head position and head-tilt behaved biphasically with a more static forward head position and a more dynamic head-tilt.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20639
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2015.11.015
ISI #: 000386875100012
ISSN: 1360-8592
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: vabb, 2017
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