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Azarsa M H, Shadmehr A, Jalaei S. The relationship between body mass index and sports experience on scapular kinematics in healthy basketball players. PTJ. 2014; 3 (4) :9-15
URL: http://ptj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-117-en.html

1- M.Sc Tehran University of Medical Sciences
2- Ph.D Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (2195 Views)

  Objective: Athletes have the high potential to positional and kinematics alternations in scapula. Various factors such as body mass index and sports experience can affect the scapular position and kinematics in athletes. Therefore, we discussed, in this research, the effect of body mass index and sports experience on scapular kinematics in basketball players.

 

  Materials and Methods: Thirty healthy male basketball players aged between 20 to 31 years old were simple non-randomly tested. One examiner measured the minimum distance between inferior angle of scapula and spinous process of T7 (scapular index) using digital caliper in neutral, 90 degrees of abduction, 90 degrees of scaption and 180 degrees of elevation of shoulder. The Pearson correlation coefficient was used to determine the relationship of body mass index and sports experience with scapular kinematics.

 

  Results: BMI had a significant correlation with the index of scapula in neutral position (r=0.38, p=0.04 in right side and r=0.39, p=0.03 in left side) and 180 degrees of elevation (r=0.48, p=0.007 in right side and r=0.45, p=0.01 in left side). Basketball sports experience also showed a significant correlation with scapular index only in180 degrees of elevation of shoulder. (r=0.49, p=0.006 in right side and r=0.38, p=0.03 in left side) Of course, the correlation was not seen in 90 degrees of abduction and scaption.

  Conclusion: The positive relationship of scapular kinematics with body mass index and sports experience can be know as a compensatory positional strategy over time in basketball players.

 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/02/13 | Accepted: 2014/03/30 | Published: 2014/05/7

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