Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)
Assessment of lordotic curvature among tribal children and how it relate with body surface area (BSA)
Author(s): Santu Dhara, 2 Sagarika Bandyopadhyay
Abstract: Objective: The purpose of the present study was to find out the status of Lordotic curvature of lateral spine among tribal school children and how this curvature was related with their body surface area (BSA). Methodology: Twenty eight male tribal children (N=28), age ranged from 13-16 years were taken as the subjects from ‘Nayantara Charitable Truest’, Birbhum District, W.B, India. ‘Inclinometer’ was used to measure the degrees of angle (L0) of Lordotic curvature and T12-S1 (lumbar lordosis, LL) degree of angle was taken respectively . To measure the body surface area (BSA) the height and weight were respectively taken from the subjects for present study and put it in the Mosteller’s formula, BSA (m2) = SQR RT ( [Height(cm) x Weight(kg) ]/ 3600 ) . The collecting data were calculated by using Descriptive Statistic and Coefficient of Correlation “r” and level of significance was set at 0.05 levels. Findings: There was a significant negative co-relation exists and the result was also shows that the mean, standard deviation has been found for lumbar lordosis curvature were 35.140±8.380 and for BSA it was 1.34±0.164. Conclusion: The results demonstrate that the high BSA among tribal school children may decries the Lateral Lordotic Curvature of Spinal as because negative relation between them.