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The influence of body weight, body mass index and gender on plantar pressures: Results of a cross-sectional study of healthy children's feet.
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PMID:  22483605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to determine if plantar pressure data in 4-7 year old children with normal development: (1) required normalising by body mass and/or body mass index and (2) should be separated or pooled for boys and girls. The outcome will guide the management of plantar pressure data in future work investigating changes in plantar pressure distribution with increasing age. In a cross-sectional design, 98 British children (45 girls) with no orthopaedic, neurological or developmental disorders provided plantar pressure measurements during walking. Peak plantar pressure and plantar pressure time integrals were obtained from nine areas under the foot: calcaneus, medial and lateral midfoot, each of the five metatarsals and the hallux. Body weight and body mass index demonstrated low and weak degrees of association (r≤0.48, p<0.05) with plantar pressure data. Boys and girls showed no difference in plantar pressures (p<0.05). Plantar pressure data for 4-7 year olds does not require normalisation with body mass or body mass index, and can be pooled for boys and girls.
Jill Phethean; Christopher Nester
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gait & posture     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-2219     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9416830     Medline TA:  Gait Posture     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, Frederick Road, Salford M6 6PU, United Kingdom.
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