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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601919
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Static Foot Pressure Distribution in Apert Syndrome Patients
Other Titles:
Technology that Influences Nursing Practice [Session]
Author(s):
Ditthakasem, Kanlaya; Kolar, John C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Kanlaya Ditthakasem, RN, CCRP, kanlaya.ditthakasem@hcahealthcare.com; John C. Kolar
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: To describe plantar pressure patterns in Apert syndrome patients. 'Methods: The plantar pressure patterns of the feet of thirty-five patients, aged 4-38 yrs (19 female, 16 male) were measured during barefoot standing, using a HR Mat' System, a high-resolution pressure distribution measurement platform (TekScan, Boston, MA).' 'Results: The average percentage of total body weight on the left foot vs. right foot was 47.74 and 52.45 respectively with average difference of 13.89% between feet.'11 of 35 patients (31.43%) had a large asymmetry (?20%) in foot contact between the left and right feet. Pressure distribution differences between the ball and the heel were noted in 23 of 35 right feet (65.71%) and 24 of 35 left feet (68.57%). Most patients had higher pressure (weight-bearing) at the heels (82.86% left heels vs. 77.14% right heels).'Twenty-four of the 35 patients (69%) exhibit a complete lack of lateral arch support in the standing position 'Conclusion: This groundbreaking study shows that most patients present with asymmetrical pressure distribution between their feet, and a lack of support along the lateral arch. The findings indicate the importance for nurses working with this population to be aware that patients with Apert syndrome may be at high risk for falls. Efforts should be carried out to prevent falls, improve quality of care and promote a safe environment for patients with Apert syndrome.
Keywords:
Apert syndrome; Foot abnormalities; Static foot pressure
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15K13
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleStatic Foot Pressure Distribution in Apert Syndrome Patientsen
dc.title.alternativeTechnology that Influences Nursing Practice [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorDitthakasem, Kanlayaen
dc.contributor.authorKolar, John C.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsKanlaya Ditthakasem, RN, CCRP, kanlaya.ditthakasem@hcahealthcare.com; John C. Kolaren
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601919-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: To describe plantar pressure patterns in Apert syndrome patients. 'Methods: The plantar pressure patterns of the feet of thirty-five patients, aged 4-38 yrs (19 female, 16 male) were measured during barefoot standing, using a HR Mat' System, a high-resolution pressure distribution measurement platform (TekScan, Boston, MA).' 'Results: The average percentage of total body weight on the left foot vs. right foot was 47.74 and 52.45 respectively with average difference of 13.89% between feet.'11 of 35 patients (31.43%) had a large asymmetry (?20%) in foot contact between the left and right feet. Pressure distribution differences between the ball and the heel were noted in 23 of 35 right feet (65.71%) and 24 of 35 left feet (68.57%). Most patients had higher pressure (weight-bearing) at the heels (82.86% left heels vs. 77.14% right heels).'Twenty-four of the 35 patients (69%) exhibit a complete lack of lateral arch support in the standing position 'Conclusion: This groundbreaking study shows that most patients present with asymmetrical pressure distribution between their feet, and a lack of support along the lateral arch. The findings indicate the importance for nurses working with this population to be aware that patients with Apert syndrome may be at high risk for falls. Efforts should be carried out to prevent falls, improve quality of care and promote a safe environment for patients with Apert syndrome.en
dc.subjectApert syndromeen
dc.subjectFoot abnormalitiesen
dc.subjectStatic foot pressureen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:59:04Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:59:04Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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