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Incorrectly fitted footwear, foot pain and foot disorders: a systematic search and narrative review of the literature

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, July 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 641)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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7 news outlets
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Citations

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Title
Incorrectly fitted footwear, foot pain and foot disorders: a systematic search and narrative review of the literature
Published in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13047-018-0284-z
Pubmed ID
Authors

Andrew K. Buldt, Hylton B. Menz

Abstract

Correct footwear fitting is acknowledged as being vitally important, as incorrectly fitted footwear has been linked to foot pathology. The aim of this narrative review was to determine the prevalence of incorrectly fitted footwear and to examine the association between incorrectly fitted footwear, foot pain and foot disorders. A database search of Ovid MEDLINE and CINAHL yielded 1,681 citations for title and abstract review. Eighteen articles were included. Findings were summarised under the categories of (i) children, (ii) adults, (ii) older people, (iii) people with diabetes and (iii) occupation- or activity-specific footwear. Differences in footwear fitting between sexes were also explored. Between 63 and 72% of participants were wearing shoes that did not accommodate either width or length dimensions of their feet. There was also evidence that incorrect footwear fitting was associated with foot pain and foot disorders such as lesser toe deformity, corns and calluses. Specific participant groups, such as children with Down syndrome and older people and people with diabetes were more likely to wear shoes that were too narrow (between 46 and 81%). A large proportion of the population wear incorrectly sized footwear, which is associated with foot pain and foot disorders. Greater emphasis should be placed on both footwear fitting education and the provision of an appropriately large selection of shoes that can accommodate the variation in foot morphology among the population, particularly in relation to foot width.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 152 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 17%
Student > Master 18 12%
Researcher 16 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 8%
Student > Postgraduate 11 7%
Other 26 17%
Unknown 43 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 17%
Sports and Recreations 15 10%
Engineering 8 5%
Design 5 3%
Other 20 13%
Unknown 52 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 131. 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 January 2021.
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#173,511
of 17,027,788 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#4
of 641 outputs
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#5,529
of 284,154 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#1
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