Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran (Corresponding Author)

3 PhD Candidate in Sport Psychology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

4 MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran

5 MSc in Corrective Exercise and Sports Medicine, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran



The purpose of this study was to assess the growth, physiological, and postural disorders in children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 years old. We planned our study based on the pilot and the main waves, via the population of school students who were invited for the MPCS screening programme. In the present study, 424 school students were recruited for the pilot phase of the MPCS that included children (35.55%) and adolescents (63.44%). The outcomes of the study were postural disorders and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or prediabetes. From a statistical viewpoint, HDL-c, PLT, and WBC were significantly correlated to FBS in the all interred models. The rate ratio of children for the risk of IFG was 1.05. Our analyses revealed that approximately 1.4 percent of participants had no deformity, 30.4 percent of participants had five to nine deformities, and the remaining subjects had at least one to four deformities. The incidence of postural disorders and pain were about one- and two-fold higher in the adolescents than the children. In conclusion, the MPCS indorsed that children did not have height deviations, compared to the standard norms, but adolescents had deviations compared to the CDC’s norms. We found that the adolescents’ mineral and protein contents were important factors to improve their health as well as to avoid the postural deformities. Accordingly, we demonstrated that several body functional variables involved curl-up, 800-meter, and pull-up were potential risks for the postural disorders.


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