Risk Factors of Poor Posture in Children and Its Prevalence

N. Quka, Dh. Stratoberdha, R. Selenica


Postural deviations are a common problem among children caused by long-term effects of poor posture induced by different factors of modern lifestyle. Television, video entertainment, motorized transportation, fast food and lack of regular physical activity and weight gained are the most common risk factors of postural deviation in children. In this review article we investigated and analyzed recent data about the prevalence of postural deviation among children and the risk factors that influence the occurrence of these deviations among children. To gather as much as possible scientific data we used “Jab Ref” as a research-sector focusing more in navigating on Medline, Google Scholar and Inspire options that this program contain. As selection-criteria of scientific articles we collected were these key words such as: poor posture, risk factors, postural deviation and children. This review article shows that the prevalence of poor posture in children caused by inactive lifestyle has increased this last decade. There are scientific data even why “obesity” is not considered “as the primary factor” that affects the occurrence of postural deviations in children but as a risk factor that increase the probability of its occurrence. It is very important to emphasize that the existence of poor posture in children is necessary to be diagnosed earlier than growth process finishes in order to prevent its aggravation.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n3p97

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