The relationship between flat feet and cavus foot with body mass index in girl students

  • Behnaz Hajirezaei MSc, Department of Exercise Physiology, Islamic Azad University Ayatollah Amoli Branch, Amol, Iran
  • Saeed Mirzaei MSc, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran,
  • Ali Khezri MSc, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran
Keywords: Flat feet, Cavus foot, Body mass index, Mirror box (pedescope), Girl students

Abstract

Background and Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between flat feet and cavus foot with body mass index in girl students.

Methods: The study population consisted of the Mazandaran University students that their number was 260 (130 girl college students and 130 girl students of non-physical education) formed. Sampling of participants over the two days. Height and weight of the subjects were measured, then they were placed on a mirror box and were taken the photographs of the Plantar foot. for picture Plantar foot was used of the mirror box (pedescope). data analyzed by Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficient.

Results: The results of Pearson correlation coefficient test in physical education subjects showed there was no relationship the between BMI and flat feet (0.306). Also, the relationship between BMI and cavus foot was significant and direct (0.330). The results of Spearman correlation coefficient test in physical education subjects showed that the relationship between BMI and flat feet was significant (0.457). Also, there was no relationship between BMI and cavus foot (-0.026). The results in non-physical education subjects showed the relationship between BMI and flat feet was significant, but was in the opposite direction (-0.493). Also, the relationship between BMI and cavus foot was significant and direct (0.424). The results of Spearman correlation test showed that the relationship and flat feet was significant but was in the opposite direction (-0.648). Also, the relationship between BMI and cavus foot was significant (0.413).

Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it seems to there was no relationship between flat feet and cavus foot with body mass index in girl students.

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Published
2017-10-20
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Hajirezaei B, Mirzaei S, Khezri A. The relationship between flat feet and cavus foot with body mass index in girl students. International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology [Internet]. 20Oct.2017 [cited 18Dec.2017];6(3):15-2. Available from: http://www.ijaep.com/index.php/IJAE/article/view/184
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Sport Science