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Volume 4, Issue 1 (Journal of Ergonomics 2016)                   Iran J Ergon 2016, 4(1): 28-38 | Back to browse issues page

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Emamgholizadeh Minaei R, Hajaghazadeh M, Allahyari T, Khalkhali H, Keramat M. Anthropometric Dimensions of Foot in Students . Iran J Ergon. 2016; 4 (1) :28-38
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1- Urmia University of Medical Sciences
2- Urmia University of Medical Sciences , hajaghazadeh@gmail.com
Abstract:   (13515 Views)

Introduction: Foot anthropometric dimensions could be useful in designing comfortable footwear. The objective of this study was the measurement of foot anthropometric dimensions in a group of students.

Methods: This was a descriptive study in which 21 dimensions of foot for 580 males and females were measured manually. To measure the foot dimensions, a digital caliper and a tape were used. The measured dimensions included the important lengths, widths, heights and girths of foot. Descriptive statistics such as percentiles, mean and standard deviation were calculated for the collected data. To test and survey of the mean of foot dimensions between males and females, statistics such as independent t-test and effect size (Cohens d) were used.

Results: The values of mean, standard deviation, the 5th, 50th, and 95th percentiles were calculate and tabulated for the total studied population and for gender. In all measured foot dimensions, males had bigger dimensions than females. Gender had different impacts on the measured foot dimensions. The mean of all foot dimensions was significantly different between males and females (P value = 0.001). Digital pattering of I and II were observed in 78% and 22% of the studied population, respectively.

Conclusions: In the present study, important anthropometric data of foot were collected for a group of students. The presented percentiles could be used in design of male and female shoes. Conducting similar studies in children with different age categories could help completion of the anthropometric database.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Other Cases
Received: 2015/10/27 | Accepted: 2016/06/14 | ePublished: 2016/06/14

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