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Normal foot loading parameters and repeatability of the Footscan® platform system

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, July 2017
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Title
Normal foot loading parameters and repeatability of the Footscan® platform system
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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13047-017-0209-2
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Chao Xu, Xin-Xin Wen, Lu-Yu Huang, Lei Shang, Xi-Xia Cheng, Ya-Bo Yan, Wei Lei

Abstract

The Footscan® platform system is one of the most commonly used clinical tools for the measurement of the foot pressure. The present study was designed to assess the repeatability of the system and identify the range of loading parameters observed in the normal foot. Measurements were collected from 32 healthy participants, 15 females and 17 males, twice at an interval of 1 week. Peak pressure (PP), contact time (CT), contact area (CA), pressure-time integral (PTI), and maximum force (MaF) were recorded; these parameters were investigated in 10 areas of the foot: medial heel, lateral heel, midfoot, first to fifth metatarsals, hallux, and toes 2-5. The intra-session repeatability was evaluated by calculating the intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) and coefficients of variation (CVs) across the three repeated trials within the same session. The inter-session repeatability was assessed using the average of the three trials in each session to determine the ICCs and CVs. The ICCs showed moderate to good repeatability for every variable of interest, and the CVs were all <28%. The highest zones of PP were found under the second and third metatarsals, followed by the medial heel. The CT was 68.5-82.8% of the total stance time under the metatarsal heads. CA was highest under the midfoot, PTI was highest under the second metatarsal, and MaF was highest under the medial heel. Footscan® platform system was found to be repeatable. Thus, it can be used as a valuable tool in the assessment of plantar pressure distribution, and the normal values of the foot loading parameters identified in this study can be employed to provide a reference range for the gait analysis performed by the Footscan® system.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 98 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 16%
Student > Master 10 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 5 5%
Other 13 13%
Unknown 20 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 23 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 16%
Engineering 12 12%
Sports and Recreations 6 6%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 11 11%
Unknown 27 28%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 December 2017.
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#1,847,070
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Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#171
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#50,978
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#13
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