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Comparison of foot structure, function, plantar pressure and balance ability according to the body mass index of young adults

Body Composition Assessment
S.Park and D.Park
Used Parameters : BW, BMI

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Korea

Journal : Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives

Objectives This study compared foot arch height, plantar fascia thickness, a range of motion assessments of the ankle joint, strength of the ankle joint, plantar pressure, and balance between obese and normal weight young adults. Methods Fifty-two participants were required for the present study design to achieve 80% power, 0.8 effect size (η2), and an alpha level of 0.05. The participants were categorized to normal weight or obese groups based on BMI (≤ 24 kg/m 2 and≥ 25 kg/m 2, respectively). The foot and ankle disability …
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