A report on physical performance in female patients diseased for idiopathic scoliosis

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2001

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Polskie Towarzystwo Antropologiczne

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The purpose of this study was to examine physical performance and exercise tolerance in patients with scoliosis in comparison with healthy girls of the similar age. Results of the study show the similar aerobic performance in both groups. However, exercise tolerance was significantly lower in patients with scoliosis than in the control group. Similarly, resting values af cardiac output and stroke volume were significantly lower in girls with scoliosis as comared with healthy girls.

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adolescents, exercise testing, lateral spinal curvature, physical effort

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Anthropological Review, vol. 64, 2001, pp. 109-114

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Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Biblioteka Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego