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Tactile Sensitivity of Women with Turner Syndrome

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Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 28 Czerwca 1956r. Street 135/147, 61-545 Poznan, Poland
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Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 28 Czerwca 1956r. Street 135/147, 61-545 Poznan, Poland
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Department of Biomedical Basis of Physiotherapy, University of Computer Sciences and Skills, 17A Rzgowska Street, 93-008 Lodz, Poland
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Department of Cell Biology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 5D Rokietnicka Street, 60-806 Poznan, Poland
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Laboratory of Swimming and Water Lifesaving, Poznan University of Physical Education, Krolowej Jadwigi 27/39, 61-871 Poznan, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(20), 3870; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16203870
Received: 20 September 2019 / Revised: 5 October 2019 / Accepted: 7 October 2019 / Published: 12 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Women's Health)
Physical manifestations of Turner syndrome include short stature, a webbed neck, and a shield chest with widely spaced nipples. An aspect of the disease which has not been sufficiently explored so far is the tactile sensitivity of Turner syndrome patients. Thus, the aim of the study was to assess the threshold of tactile sensitivity on hands and feet of women suffering from Turner syndrome. Information on the participants of the study was collected on the basis of questionnaires, as well as anthropometric measurements using a skinfold caliper. Semmes-Weinstein Aesthesiometer was used to find the tactile sensitivity threshold of hands and feet of study participants. Based on the results of the study, significant differences in tactile sensitivity between women with Turner syndrome and healthy women were found. Affected women seem be more sensitive to the touch on the feet than healthy volunteers. The results of the study showed that the tactile sensitivity of women with Turner syndrome is different from that of healthy women. View Full-Text
Keywords: turner syndrome; tactile sensitivity; semmes-weinstein aesthesiometer turner syndrome; tactile sensitivity; semmes-weinstein aesthesiometer
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Jajor, J.; Kostiukow, A.; Samborski, W.; Rostkowska, E.; Śliwa, A.; Antosiak-Cyrak, K. Tactile Sensitivity of Women with Turner Syndrome. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3870.

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