Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003268
Title: Correlation of Staheli’s foot index and central distance measurement for classifying normal and flat-arched foot posture
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Foot posture varies in all age groups which may be due to foot alignment, aging, and muscle activity. The prevalence may be due to changes with age, gender, obesity, foot length, and the presence of other problems. In clinical practice, flat foot may be evaluated using clinical evaluation, radiological method, and footprint analysis method. Footprint analysis using a pedograph is a swift and cost-effective compare to other methods. Aim of the Study: This study aims to calculate the flat foot using central distance measurement and compared with Staheli’s foot index value to classify the normal and flat-arched foot posture in the young population. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study design with random sampling allocation from a population of college-going undergraduate final year students from our institution. The sample was randomly selected, after being stratified by age and gender, and a total of 94 subjects with sample size were included in this study, respectively. To study the footprint by pedograph, central distance measurement and the Staheli’s arch index were used separately from each participant. Results: After the data analysis shows that the normal right foot Staheli’s index with mean ± standard deviation (SD) is 0.586 ± 0.18 and central distance measurement is 3.70 ± 0.76, and the correlation of these two variables shows a negative correlation with r = −0.313. Similarly, normal left foot Staheli’s index and central distance variables mean ± SD are 0.614 ± 0.20 and 3.60 ± 0.72, respectively, negative correlation with r = −0.238. Participants with right sided mild flat foot of Staheli’s index and central distance measurement variables mean ± SD values are 1.18 ± 0.04 and 1.37 ± 0.37 respectively and shows stronger negative correlation of r = −0.948. Participants with left sided severe flat foot of Staheli’s index and central distance measurement variables mean ± SD values are 1.99 ± 0.32 and 0.58 ± 0.13 respectively with negative correlation of r = −0.357. Conclusion: The central distance measurement methods show easier and cost-effective method after compared with Staheli’s foot index value. Further, research is required to determine whether the central distance measurement variable provides the best reliable methods of measuring the foot arches in larger samples with varying ages.

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    Murali Punniakotti 1 *, Senthil Purushothaman2 , Vanshika Sharma2

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    1 Department of Anatomy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, School of Physiotherapy, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Mr. Murali Punniakotti, Department of Anatomy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Murali Punniakotti 1 *, Senthil Purushothaman2 , Vanshika Sharma2

    Title:Correlation of Staheli’s foot index and central distance measurement for classifying normal and flat-arched foot posture
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (March)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (416-418)
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    Methodology:Foot arch measurement, Pedograph
    Research Materials:Flat feet

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Flat feet Foot arch measurement Pedograph

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