عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of soft tissues in measuring thoracic kyphosis by Iranian kyphometer through placement on the body and on the X-Ray and also comparing the results with with Cobb method. Materials and Methods: The method of this study is Descriptive – correlation and it's sampling was targeted and vailable. The number of subject formed 18 persons. The measurements of each subject were Cobb angle with X-ray and kyphosis angle with putting kyphometer on the body and on the X-ray. Results: The result of this study showed, the high Validity and high correlation between measurement with kyphometer on body and on X-ray and Cobb method (p≤0.05), and also reported high correlation between measurement with kyphometer on body and measurement with kyphometer on X-Ray (p≤0.05). The comparison of the three methods in terms of mean; there was no considerable difference between the result of kyphometer on body and kyphometer on X-Ray and also between measurement with the kyphometer on X-Ray and Cobb method (P=0.34). Conclusion: Based on the high correlation between the three measurement methods (kyphometer on the body, kyphometer on the X-Ray, cobb method) and also lack of significant difference between these three methods, we can say Iranian kyphometer is a valid device in measurement of thoracic kyphosis and soft tissues of the spine have no effect on the measurement by kyphometer.
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