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Development of a reliable method to assess footwear comfort during running

Mündermann, Anne and Nigg, Benno M. and Stefanyshyn, Darren J. and Humble, R. Neil. (2002) Development of a reliable method to assess footwear comfort during running. Gait & posture, 16 (1). pp. 38-45.

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Abstract

The purposes of this study were: (a) to determine whether subjects are able to distinguish between differences in footwear with respect to footwear comfort; and (b) to determine how reliably footwear comfort can be assessed using a visual analogue scale (VAS) and a protocol including a control condition during running. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) between comfort ratings for repeated conditions were high (ICC = 0.799). Differences in comfort ratings between the insert conditions were significant. A paired t-test revealed a significant difference in overall comfort ratings for the control insert when tested after the soft insert compared to when tested after the hard insert (P = 0.008). The results of this study showed that VASs provide a reliable measure to assess footwear comfort during running under the conditions that: (a) a control condition is included; and (b) the average comfort rating of sessions 4-6 is used.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument > Traumatologie / Orthopädie (Jakob)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument > Traumatologie / Orthopädie (Jakob)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedical Engineering > Biomechanics and Biomaterials
UniBasel Contributors:Mündermann, Annegret
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0966-6362
e-ISSN:1879-2219
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:24 Jan 2019 16:31
Deposited On:16 Feb 2018 15:38

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