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2019, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part A

A study on relationship between flat foot and health status in differently abled children

Author(s): Dr. Nagaraja S and Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B

Abstract: Flat foot is one of the common orthopaedic issues in paediatrics as well as adult health practice. The prevalence of flat foot is not much known possibly because there is no comprehensive meaning, proper categorization and different radiographic criteria for defining a flat foot. The purpose of the study was to establish a possible correlation between health status in terms of body mass index and posture in terms of foot angle of visually impaired, hearing impaired as well as mentally challenged children. A total of 111 students with special ability admitted to Blind (N=42), Hearing Impaired (N=36), and mentally challenged (N=33) served as subjects for the study. All inmates of all the three schools irrespective of gender were selected from Shivamogga Taluk for the present study and their age ranged between 11 to 18 years. The body mass index of subjects was calculated by using the following formula BMI = Kilograms / Meter2. In order to assess flat foot incidence among disabled children most convenient method called pedograph was utilized. The statistical techniques employed for this study were Mean, Standard Deviation and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient to find out any significant co-relation between body mass index and flat foot angle. Present study will be analysis of data reveals that disabled children in Shimoga Taluk was found to be “underweight”. In case of foot angle, it was observed that the group selected for the study was “Normal” and correlation obtained between Body Mass Index and foot angel was observed to be in significant. In other words, there do not exists any significant correlation between the two variables.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Nagaraja S, Dr. Gajanana Prabhu B. A study on relationship between flat foot and health status in differently abled children. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(4):16-20.
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