A Comparative Study on the Balance of Musculoskelectal System between Long-Term Employed Male Taxi Drivers and General People - through Moire Topography

장기근속 남성 택시기사와 일반인의 근골격계 균형에 관한 비교 연구 - 모아레 체형측정법을 통해

  • Lim, Sang-Hoon (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Se-Myung University) ;
  • Park, Dong-Su (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Se-Myung University) ;
  • Lee, Kyung-Moo (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Se-Myung University) ;
  • Jeong, Su-Hyeon (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Se-Myung University) ;
  • Kim, Soon-Joong (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Se-Myung University)
  • 임상훈 (세명대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 박동수 (세명대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 이경무 (세명대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 정수현 (세명대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 김순중 (세명대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2007.12.17
  • Accepted : 2008.01.18
  • Published : 2008.01.31
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Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of long-term taxi driving posture on the balance of musculoskelectal system. Methods : The author practiced Moire topography by using IBS-2000 for 30 male taxi drivers and general people. Then we measured difference of contour lines, difference of shoulder joint height, interval between vertical baseline of pelvis and vertical baseline of neck, ratio of thoracic curve and lumbar curve, difference of width between right and left through Moire topography. After we statistically analyzed difference of Moire topography's data between long-term employed male taxi drivers and general people. Results : 1. Taxi drivers, difference of contour lines in scapular, lumbar, gluteal region was bigger than general people and significant difference(p<0.05) was observed between subject group. 2. Taxi drivers, diference of shoulder joint height was more large than general people and significant difference(p<0.01) was observed between subject group. 3. Taxi drivers, diference of interval between vertical baseline of pelvis and vertical baseline of neck was more large than general people and significant difference((p<0.05) was observed between subject group. 4. Taxi drivers, ratio of thoracic curve was more large than general people and ratio of lumbar curve was more less than general people and significant difference(p<0.05) was observed between subject group. Conclusions : According to above results long-term taxi driving posture might cause musculoskelectal system unbalance.