Analysis of postural stability and body composition of women after unilateral mastectomy

Magdalena Kabała, Jacek Wilczyński, Katarzyna Grzanka


Introduction: The electrical bioimpedance method allows a non-invasive and precise assessment of the content of fat tissue, muscle mass or the amount of fluid in the body depending on the state of health or lifestyle. Changes in anthropometric features may affect postural stability, general physical fitness of women after mastectomy. In addition, changes in the distribution and amount of fat and lean body components may affect the ability to maintain balance. Aim of the study: Analysis of the relationship between postural stability and body composition of women after mastectomy based on posturographic examination. Material and methods: The study involved 40 women after mastectomy aged from 52 to 87 years. Postural Stability Test in static and dynamic mode on the Biodex Balance System platform was used to assess postural stability. The body bioimpedance method (BIA) was used to analyze the body composition. The research tool was the body composition analyzer Tanita MC 780 MA. The research was carried out in the Posturology Laboratory of the Institute of Physiotherapy at the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. Results and conclusions: Based on the research, a significant correlation was observed with a negative correlation in the Postural Stability Test, in static mode between fat mass and postural stability indexes. Also significant statistical results with a positive correlation were demonstrated in the same test between the total body water content and the postural stability indexes. Postural Stability Test in dynamic mode showed significant influence of lean and muscle mass in maintaining a stable posture. The standing posture of women after mastectomy was characterized by larger sublimations in the sagittal plane than the frontal plane (A / P> M // L).


Body composition; Postural stability; Mastectomy

Full Text:



Didkowska J Wojciechowska U Olasek P. Malignant tumors in Poland in 2015. Ministry of Health, Warsaw 2017.

Rachwał M., J. Grabiec-trembling, Walicka-Cupryś K., Truszczyńska A.: Control of static equilibrium of women after mastectomy, the impact of eyesight on the quality of the responses of the organ of balance. Advances Rehabilitation, vol. 3, 2013, pp. 13-20.

Grabiec-trembling J., Rachwał M., K. Walicka-Cupryś posture women with mastectomy. Onkol. Pol., Vol.16 (1), 2013, pp. 11-15.

Radecka Alexander Karakiewicz Anna, Iwona Bryczkowska, Łubkowska Anna. Body composition analysis in the context of the functional state of the Inhabitants of Social Welfare Homes. Journal of Education, Health and Sports. 2015; 5 (7): 343-352.

Dolezych, K. Henhel, N. Zaborska, K. Jochymczyk-Wozniak, K. Bieniek, A. Wodarski, P. Virtual technologies and sensors integration. Current Problems of Biomechanics 2016 10: 13-16.

J. Wilczynski Posturologia - the science of the human body posture. Medical studies in 2011; 23, 3: 7 - 9.

Makowska I, Zwierzyńska K. Rehabilitation in vestibular vertigo and balance disorders Review of methods kinesiotherapeutic, Rehabilitation in Practice 2016 6: 40-44.

C. Schlein Balance System SD card. User manual. Gliwice 2013.

Truszczyńska A Rąpała K Gmitrzykowska E et al. Postural stability disorders in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2014; 16, 1: 45-50.

Chen CH, SF, Lin, Yu WH, et al. Comparison of the test-retest reliability of the computerized adaptive test balance and a computerized instrument posturography in patients with stroke. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2014; 95: 1477-1483.

TH Chen, Chou LW, MW Tsai, et al. Effectiveness of a heel cup with an arch support insole on the standing balance of the elderly. Clin Interv Aging 2014; 9: 351-6.

GD Park, Lee JC, Lee J. The effect of low extremity plyometric training on back muscle power of high school athletes throwing event. J Phys Ther Sci 2014; 26: 161-4.

Wilczynski J Wilczynski I. postural reactions of a child with idiopathic scoliosis tested on stability tecnobody system platforms. Physiotherapy Poland in 2013; 2: 48-54.

Kabała M, Wilczynski J. Evaluation of equivalent reactions in women after mastectomy using Biodex balance system. Journal of Education, Health and Sports. 2017; 7 (12): 565-578.

M Garland, Fang-Chi Hsu, C. Clark et al. The impact of obesity on outcomes for patients undergoing mastectomy using the ACS-NSQIP date set. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (2018) 168: 723-726.

Socha M, M Bolanowski, Jonak et al. Total fatness and fatty tissue distribution in women after mastectomy. Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 2008, Volume 5, No. 1: 7 - 12.

B Ostrowska, M. Mraz Body mass index and postural stability in older women with osteoporosis Contemporary Gerontology 2014, 2, 3: 141-145.

Wilczynski J. equilibrium system of the human body. The Outline of kinesiology. Ed. Kasperczyk T., D. fly. Publisher JET Krakow in 2016.

Zdrodowska Agnieszka Wiszomirska Ida Kosmol Andrew. Postural stability and motor performance of people with hearing impairment.Advances Rehabilitation 2015; 4: 11 - 17.

MelanomaU, A Demuth, M. Skrzypczak Associations of physical activity and inactivity with body tissue composition among Polish women and healthy women after mastectomy. HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology 2014, 65, 5: 423 - 431.

Corbeil P, Simoneau M, D Rancourt, Tremblay A, Teasdale N. Increased risk for falling associated with obesity: mathematical modeling of postural control. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2001; 9, 2: 126-36.

Blaszczyk J Cieślińska auger-J, husks M Zahorska Markiewicz-B, Markiewicz A. Effects of exercise on body weight postural control, J. Biomech., 42, 2009 1295-1300

Dutil M, Handrigan GA, Corbeil P, V Cantin, Simoneau M, N Teasdale, Hue O. The impact of obesity on balance control in community-dwelling older women. Age (Dordr). 2013; 35, 3: 883-90.

Socha M Bolanowski M, W Jonak, Mountain Kłęk-L Chwałczyńska A Stanisławska M. Total fatness and fatty tissue distribution in women after mastectomy. Endocrinol. Obese. Zab. Przem. Mat 2008; 4, 1: 7-12.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2018 © The Author(s)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Journal of Education, Health and Sport formerly Journal of Health Sciences

Declaration on the original version.

Editors indicates that the main version of the magazine is to issue a "electronic".

The journal has had 5 points in Ministry of Science and Higher Education parametric evaluation. § 8. 2) and § 12. 1. 2) 22.02.2019.

1223 Journal of Education, Health and Sport eISSN 2391-8306 7

ISSN 2391-8306 formerly ISSN: 1429-9623 / 2300-665X

Archives 2011 - 2014

PBN 2011 - 2014

POL-index 2011 - 2014

BASE 2011 - 2014

Indexed in Bases, Bazy indeksacyjne: ERIH Plus, Worldcat, PBN/POL-Index, ICI Journals Master List, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), ZBD, Ulrich's periodicals, Google Scholar, Polska Bibliografia Lekarska

US NLM = 101679844

101679844 - NLM Catalog Result - NCBI

Find a library that holds this journal:

Journal Language(s): English 

PBN Poland



Redaction, Publisher and Editorial Office

Instytut Kultury Fizycznej Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, Institute of Physical Education Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland 85-091 Bydgoszcz ul. Sportowa 2 Copyright by Instytut Kultury Fizycznej UKW w Bydgoszczy  Open Access ISSN 2391-8306 formerly ISSN: 1429-9623 / 2300-665X

The journal has been approved for inclusion in ERIH PLUS.

The ERIH PLUS listing of the journal is available at

SIC Science citation index (calculated on the basis of TCI and Page Rank) 0

Russian Impact factor 0.16

Indexed in Index Copernicus Journals Master List.,p24782242,3.html

ICV 2018 = 95.95 ICV 2017 = 91.30 ICV 2016 = 84.69 ICV 2015 = 93.34 ICV 2014 = 89.51 Standardized Value: 8.27 ICV 2013: 7.32 ICV 2012: 6.41 ICV 20115.48

The InfoBase Index IBI Factor for the year 2015 is 3.56 in InfoBase


Universal Impact Factor 1.78 for year 2012. (

Indexed in Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN) (PBN Polska Bibliografia Naukowa) (

is a portal of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, collecting information on publications of Polish scientists and on Polish and foreign scholarly journals. Polish Scholarly Bibliograhpy is a part of POL-on - System of Information on Higher Education. It is operated by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw.

Indexed in Russian Sciences Index Российский индекс научного цитирования (РИНЦ)

Indexed in Arianta Polish scientific and professional electronic journals Aneta Drabek i Arkadiusz Pulikowski