A preliminary studies on the effects of varying backpack loads on trunk inclination during level walking

Sharifah Alwiah Syed Abd Rahman, Azmin Sham Rambley, Rokiah @ Rozita Ahmad

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Abstract

Measuring the trunk inclination angle has been one of the methods used to determine the effects of backpack load on the changes of posture in children and adults. This study aims at examining the effects of load carriage on the trunk inclination angle of two boys with mean aged 6.5 years old while walking with four different load conditions; 0%, 10%, 15% and 20% of their body weight. The children were required to walk at their comfortable speed on an 8 m track a few times before their movements were recorded. The result showed that carrying heavy load of 15% and 20% of body weight induced a significant increase in trunk inclination angle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-300
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Backpack
  • Load carriage
  • School children
  • Trunk inclination angle

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A preliminary studies on the effects of varying backpack loads on trunk inclination during level walking. / Rahman, Sharifah Alwiah Syed Abd; Rambley, Azmin Sham; Ahmad, Rokiah @ Rozita.

In: European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2009, p. 294-300.

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