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dc.contributor.authorAkseer, Nasreen
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-11T13:33:37Z
dc.date.available2013-09-11T13:33:37Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4979
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the bone mineral content (BMC) in young women with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS), treated with a brace (27.9 ±21.6 months, for 18.0±5.4 h/d) during adolescence (AIS-B, n = 15, 25.6 ±5.8 yrs), versus women with AIS but no treatment (AIS-NB, n = 15, 24.0 ±4.0 yrs), and women without AIS (C, n = 19, 23.5 ±3.8 yrs). After controlling for lean body mass, calcium and vitamin D daily intake, and strenuous physical activity, femoral neck BMC was lower in the AIS-B compared with AIS-NB and C (all p’s < .05). In summary, women with AIS, braced during their growing years are characterized by low lower limb BMC. However, the lack of a relationship between brace treatment duration and BMC, suggests that bracing was not the likely mechanism.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectscoliosisen_US
dc.subjectboneen_US
dc.subjectQUSen_US
dc.subjectDXA/DEXAen_US
dc.subjectBraceen_US
dc.subjectfemalesen_US
dc.titleDoes Bracing affect Bone Health in Females with adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?en_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
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