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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part C

Foot types of young Indian adolescents analyzed by anthropometric measurements of foot and FPI-6: A correlational study


Author(s): Sriraghunath S, Pruthviraj R, Bhatbolan SV and Pal R

Abstract: Background and objectives: The variation in the foot may lead to gait and postural defects in all age groups. The Foot Posture Index (FPI) is a validated method for quantifying standing foot posture, and is being used in a variety of clinical settings. The use of foot anthropometric measurements have found a salient role in the analysis of the foot types by using Navicular height (NH) and Relaxed Calcaneal Stance Position (RCSP) measurements. The aim of this research work was to determine various foot types amongst a heterogenous group of young Indian children aged between 11 to 16 years and to find the relationship between the results of FPI-6 and Anthropometric measurements.
Methods: The study was conducted in schools of South Bangalore and children were recruited as per the inclusion/ exclusion criteria. Permission was obtained from the school authorities and an informed consent was taken from parents and the children were evaluated by the researcher using FPI-6 and anthropometric measures using standardized techniques. The data obtained was recorded and analyzed.
Results and Conclusion: Pearson’s correlation coefficient (r) showed a large correlation both in adolescent girls and boys between FPI-6 and Anthropometric measurements which was statistically significant at p<0.001. Hence, like Anthropometric measurements, Foot Posture Index (FPI-6) may be used as an appropriate, accurate clinical tool in assessing and classifying foot types in young Indian adolescents.


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How to cite this article:
Sriraghunath S, Pruthviraj R, Bhatbolan SV, Pal R. Foot types of young Indian adolescents analyzed by anthropometric measurements of foot and FPI-6: A correlational study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(2):128-133.
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