DISEASE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY|
G, Murgu A, Ionescu A, Apostol A, Brailescu C,
of Medicine “Carol Davila” Bucharest, Romania
INTRODUCTION. Due to the ever
changing reality of modern day society, especially felt by the younger
generation, major lifestyle changes have occurred that influence the
state of health of the population. In this context, medical exams of
different profiles (family medicine, pediatrics, orthopedic practice,
rehabilitation) show a growing number of growth and somatic
AIM. These disorders, functional and
structural, (ex. Idiopathic scoliosis) are often neglected by the
patients and accompanied by psycho-behavioral disorders. These facts
have justified the initiation of a longitudinal prospective study that
identifies these growth and development disorders.
The study was conducted on 1000 children and teenagers (ages 10-18),
grades IV to XI, in three different schools in Bucharest, whose
locomotors and psyche have been evaluated.
METHOD. We used
special forms for analysis and clinical and functional interpretation
to evaluate somathometric, anthropometry and psycho-behavioral forms.
These special forms were used to detect subjective manifestations (ex.
somatic pain, tiredness) and objective manifestations of the spine,
upper and lower limbs, breathing dynamics, effort endurance.
The screening was used to create a data-base by introducing the data
from the special forms and the statistical interpretation of the data,
using the SPSS software. The dynamics and the different relations of
the parameters were monitored. This stage focused on identifying the
percent of children who were within the normal growth limits and are
able to withstand greater physical and emotional stress, and the group
of children suffering from minor, medium functional or organic
disorders, the last group being in need of special prophylactic
programs or targeted rehabilitation programs (ex. scoliosis) and in
some situations interdisciplinary medical care and medical and
CONCLUSION. From the statistical
evaluation of 968 children, the distribution of cases with pain as a
symptom and spine problems revealed 174 cases, with the highest
percentage at dorsal level (122 cases) and lumbar level (114 cases).