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Evaluation of plantar pressure distribution in relationship to body mass index in Czech women during walking

Body Composition Assessment
Kristína Tománková et al.
Used Parameters : BMI

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Czech

Journal : Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association

Background: Excessive body weight seems to be a risk factor for foot loading. We sought to investigate the effect of different body mass index (BMI) levels on plantar pressure distribution during walking. Methods: In total, 163 women aged 45 to 65 years (mean±SD: age, 57.4±5.3 years; BMI, 27.0±5.3) participated in the study. The women were divided, on the basis of BMI, into a normal-weight, overweight, or obese group. The study used the four following plantar pressure parameters (PPPs): contact percentage, absolute pressure …
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