Smartphone and Posture Control In Healthy Adolescents

Cairo University (Other)
Overall Status
Completed ID

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

This is a study to determine if smartphone use affect posture control in adolescents.

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
  • Device: smartphone

Detailed Description

It is within subject repeated measure study to determine if touch screen use affect posture control in healthy adolescents.

200 normal adolescents between 14 and 18 years old will be included.

1st they will be assessed for posture control to determine normal values for their ages, then each child will be given smartphone to play a game while the sound is muted for 15 min then their balance will be re-assessed, finally they will use the phone for another 15 min but the children will use headphone piece this time then re-assess balance.

Study Design

Study Type:
Actual Enrollment :
50 participants
Observational Model:
Time Perspective:
Official Title:
Smartphone Dual Tasking and Posture Control In Healthy Adolescents
Actual Study Start Date :
Apr 12, 2021
Actual Primary Completion Date :
Jul 2, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date :
Nov 27, 2021

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
1 group

1 group will be assessed then will be given smartphone to use and assessed

Device: smartphone
modern technology
Other Names:
  • touch screen
  • Outcome Measures

    Primary Outcome Measures

    1. center of pressure [6 months]

      a metric for measuring changes in posture control

    Eligibility Criteria


    Ages Eligible for Study:
    14 Years to 18 Years
    Sexes Eligible for Study:
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
    Inclusion Criteria:
    • Children age from 14 to 18 years old.

    • Both genders will be included.

    • Normal Body mass index (BMI) for age.

    • Children using smartphone for at least 1 year.

    Exclusion Criteria:
    • Obese children.

    • children with vestibular or visual problems.

    • Children with neurological disorders.

    • Children with congenital deformities or musculoskeletal disorders.

    • Children with cognitive impairment.

    • Injuries or inflammatory conditions involving the extremities.

    Contacts and Locations


    Site City State Country Postal Code
    1 Esraa Abd Elaziz Anter Abd Elaziz Cairo Egypt

    Sponsors and Collaborators

    • Cairo University


    • Study Chair: Amira M Eltohamy, professor at Cairo university

    Study Documents (Full-Text)

    None provided.

    More Information


    None provided.
    Responsible Party:
    Esraa Abd Elaziz Anter, assistant lecturer, Cairo University Identifier:
    Other Study ID Numbers:
    • smartphone and adolescents
    First Posted:
    Mar 1, 2021
    Last Update Posted:
    May 24, 2022
    Last Verified:
    May 1, 2022
    Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
    Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:

    Study Results

    No Results Posted as of May 24, 2022