el 15(6): e7

Research Article

The PoSE Project: the Potential of Technological Learning for Postural Education in Schoolchildren

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/el.2.6.e7,
        author={Ilaria  Bortone and Nadia Agnello and Alberto  Argentiero and Valentina  Denetto and Cosimo  Neglia and Giuseppe  Palestra and Marco  Benvenuto},
        title={The PoSE Project: the Potential of Technological Learning for Postural Education in Schoolchildren},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning},
        volume={2},
        number={6},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={EL},
        year={2015},
        month={7},
        keywords={schoolchildren, prevention, posture, back education, engagement, social, empowerment},
        doi={10.4108/el.2.6.e7}
    }
    
  • Ilaria Bortone
    Nadia Agnello
    Alberto Argentiero
    Valentina Denetto
    Cosimo Neglia
    Giuseppe Palestra
    Marco Benvenuto
    Year: 2015
    The PoSE Project: the Potential of Technological Learning for Postural Education in Schoolchildren
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    DOI: 10.4108/el.2.6.e7
Ilaria Bortone1,2,*, Nadia Agnello2, Alberto Argentiero2, Valentina Denetto3, Cosimo Neglia3, Giuseppe Palestra4, Marco Benvenuto3
  • 1: PERCRO Laboratory - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 56100 - Pisa, Italy
  • 2: KISS-Health Human Motion Analysis Laboratory, Ospedale San Camillo De Lellis, 72023 Mesagne, Italy
  • 3: ISBEM, Euro Mediterranean Scientific Biomedical Institute, 72023 - Mesagne, Italy
  • 4: University of Bari, via Orabona, 70126 - Bari, Italy
*Contact email: ilariabortone@gmail.com

Abstract

Back pain in children and adolescents is quite common, so developing preventive strategies for back pain is highly desirable. This article describes a planned school-based postural education project (PoSE) to promote healthy behaviors among middle school students and their families and to moderate postural diseases. As first s tep, we e valuated which a spects of postural behaviors were integrated in children’s lifestyle through a questionnaire. Then, the educational program consisted of interactive lessons on back posture and good principles both in class and at home. A participatory approach was used to evaluate attempts to involve all who have a stake in outcomes in order to take action and effect change. The strength of the participatory approach used in this study lies in the contribution to empowerment social change.