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2022, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Part F

Effect of back pack loads carried for extended time durations on mean pressure on the plantar aspect of the foot of school going children’s gait (A descriptive approach)


Author(s): Sandeep Singh Sokhi, Dhananjoy Shaw, Deepak Singh and Syed Murtaza Hussain Andrabi

Abstract:
Background: Backpack load carriage has proven to have negative impact on the musculoskeletal health of school going children. Therefore, it is imperative to examine the compensatory changes that may exist with backpack load during gait on mean foot pressure distribution.Objective: To examine the effect of various backpack loads carried for extended periods of time on the mean pressure of school going children’s gait.Participants: A total number of 85 school going children from Delhi NCR participated in this study.Method: The mean pressure of the children was recorded with a pressure platform (ZebrisInc; Germany (40x30 cm), supported with Win FDM-S software, Germany) at various backpack load and exposure time recordings.Statistics used: To analyse the data we used a descriptive approach (mean, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation) and the findings have been illustrated with the help of line diagram (two dimensional).Results: The results showed changes in mean pressure when a backpack load was carried for an extended periods of time, and changes were observed when the backpack load increased.Conclusion: The change is mean pressure signifies acute changes in the foot structure of the children which may have implications for foot disorders and postural (musculoskeletal) deformities for developing children.

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How to cite this article:
Sandeep Singh Sokhi, Dhananjoy Shaw, Deepak Singh, Syed Murtaza Hussain Andrabi. Effect of back pack loads carried for extended time durations on mean pressure on the plantar aspect of the foot of school going children’s gait (A descriptive approach). Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(2):365-369.

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