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See detailRelevance of adding a triangular dynamic cushion on a traditional chair: A 3D-analysis of seated schoolchildren
Fettweis, Tatiana ULiege; Onkelinx, Marie-Noëlle; Schwartz, Cédric ULiege et al

in Clinical Biomechanics (2017)

Background: Low back pain is highly prevalent in the general population and is even reported as early as at primary school. A poor sitting position has been suggested as an etiologic factor. This study ... [more ▼]

Background: Low back pain is highly prevalent in the general population and is even reported as early as at primary school. A poor sitting position has been suggested as an etiologic factor. This study analysed, in primary schoolchildren, the influence of a triangular dynamic cushion that aims to help children maintain their physiological lumbar lordosis and to induce movement to reduce the static effect of the sitting position. Methods: Thirty 8-year-old children took part in this study. A 3D analysis combined with electromyography was used to evaluate the biomechanics and the related muscle activation in two sitting positions (with and without a triangular cushion on a horizontal stool) during a 15-minute working task. In addition, the force of the feet on the ground was assessed with a force plate. Findings: The cushion improved the trunk–thighs angle, lumbar lordosis, anterior pelvis tilt, and feet support on the ground (p < 0.0001). In addition, sitting on the cushion appeared to be more dynamic (p < 0.05) and induced a decrease of the lumbar paravertebral muscle activity (p < 0.01). Interpretation: Sitting on a dynamic triangular cushion tends to favour the “ideal” siting position usually described in the literature and to decrease the level of paravertebral muscle recruitment. Seeing that sitting position is a risk factor to develop low back pain, the cushion could be a solution to prevent it. [less ▲]

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See detailIMPACT OF DYNAMIC SEATING ON CHILD’S BEHAVIOR AND CONCENTRATION IN CLASSROOM
Fettweis, Tatiana ULiege; Nattier, Elodie; Vanderthommen, Marc ULiege

Poster (2017)

Introduction Ergonomics and dynamism in classroom seem to influence schoolchildren’s behavior and concentration [1-2]. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of dynamic school furniture associated ... [more ▼]

Introduction Ergonomics and dynamism in classroom seem to influence schoolchildren’s behavior and concentration [1-2]. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of dynamic school furniture associated with a postural education on schoolchildren’s behavior and concentration in classroom. Methods Seventy-seven primary school children were divided into an experimental group (EG) (n=46, age=6.4, height=119.3cm, weight=23.2kg, body mass=16.5) and a control group (CG) (n=31, age=6.5, height=119.6cm, weight=23.1kg, body mass=16.1) and took part in this 2-school-year-follow-up cluster randomized controlled study including 4 phases of evaluation (E1 to E4) consisting of assessing the children’s behavior (sit or not / on task or not) from videos and their attention capacities with 2 different tests. In the first year, the EG was assessed before any intervention (E1), after having provided a triangular and dynamic cushion and 3 months of postural education (E2) and after 6 months using the cushion. In the second year, outcomes were assessed after 2 years using the cushion (E4). The CG had identical evaluation design but without any intervention. Results Compared with the CG, the children of the EG significantly improved their behavior at each step of the study. So, children’s spent proportionately more time sitting when ergonomic and dynamic seating was combined with postural education (p≤0.04) and they had more “on task” behavior (p≤0.001). Furthermore, the intervention tends to optimize the children’s attention (p<0.05). Conclusions The children’s behavior and concentration in the classroom was improved using ergonomic and dynamic furniture combined with a postural intervention. Further studies are needed to confirm those results. This study suggests that early prevention seems efficient to optimized schoolchildren’s behavior. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of postural education on child’s sitting position in classroom and on back pain
Fettweis, Tatiana ULiege; Nattier, Elodie; Vanderthommen, Marc ULiege

Poster (2016, November)

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See detailEDUCATION RACHIDIENNE : DE L’ENFANT AU SPORTIF DE HAUT NIVEAU
Vanderthommen, Marc ULiege; GROSDENT, Stéphanie ULiege; Fettweis, Tatiana ULiege et al

in Livre des Résumés du 2ème Colloque Guy Namurois (2016, February 27)

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See detailIMPROVING CHILD’S SITTING POSITION, BACK COMFORT AND ATTENTION IN CLASSROOM WITH A POSTURAL EDUCATION
Fettweis, Tatiana ULiege; Henrist, Laura; Vanderthommen, Marc ULiege

Poster (2014)

Introduction Back pain concerns 30 to 50% of children and can appear as soon as primary school; mainly due to poor sitting position1. In addition it seems posture have an effect on school achievement² ... [more ▼]

Introduction Back pain concerns 30 to 50% of children and can appear as soon as primary school; mainly due to poor sitting position1. In addition it seems posture have an effect on school achievement². Purpose This study aimed to evaluate the influence of school furniture and postural education on schoolchildren’s sitting position, back complaints and attention in classroom. Methods Nine children aged 6-7 years constitute the experimental group (EG) and took part in this 2-school-year-follow-up study including 5 phases of evaluation (E1 to E5) consisting of assessing the children’s sitting position (SP) with a specific observation form. Nine other children (representative of the EG) constituted a control group (CG). In the first year, the children’s SP was assessed before (E1) and after having provided new school furniture fitted to the children’s size (E2) and after having provided a triangular cushion and postural education (E3). In the second year, the long term effect was evaluated (E4) and then, a tilted desk was installed and its influence was assessed after a second postural education period (E5). An oral questionnaire about spinal pains and adapted attention tasks of the Nepsy³ were submitted to children at the beginning and the end of each school-year. Student t-tests were used to compare children of both classroom and Friedman’s and Wilcoxon signed-rang tests to compare each evaluation with others. Results Compared with the CG and except from E3 to E4, the children’s of the EG significantly improved their SP at each step of the study (p<0.02). Furthermore, interventions tend to decrease back complaints and to improve attention. Conclusions The children’s SP was improved using appropriate furniture and specific tools (triangular cushion and tilted desk) combined with a postural intervention. This approach also tends to reduce back complaints and to improve attention. Further studies are needed to determine if this kind of programs is efficient to reduce the risk of LBP in adulthood and to really improve school achievement. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence de la position assise d’enfants sur leurs capacités cognitives
Fettweis, Tatiana ULiege; Demoulin, Christophe ULiege; Vanderthommen, Marc ULiege

in Kinesitherapie Revue (2013), 13(136), 20-25

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See detailEVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF CHILD’S SITTING POSITION IN CLASSROOM
Fettweis, Tatiana ULiege; Henrist, Laura; Vanderthommen, Marc ULiege

Poster (2012, November 17)

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