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dc.contributor.authorStewart, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMawston, Gen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorDaviditz, Len_NZ
dc.contributor.authorDalbeth, Nen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorVandal, ACen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Men_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMorpeth, Ten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorOtter, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRome, Ken_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-09T23:41:26Z
dc.date.available2015-12-09T23:41:26Z
dc.date.copyright2015-11-27en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationClinical Biomechanics. Volume 32, February 2016, Pages 207–211.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/9315
dc.description.abstractBackground Foot and ankle structures are the most commonly affected in people with gout. However, the effect of gout on foot and ankle muscle strength is not well understood. The primary aim of this study was to determine whether differences exist in foot and ankle muscle strength for plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, inversion and eversion between people with gout and age- and sex-matched controls. The secondary aim was to determine whether foot and ankle muscle strength was correlated with foot pain and disability. Methods Peak isokinetic concentric muscle torque was measured for ankle plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, eversion and inversion in 20 participants with gout and 20 matched controls at two testing velocities (30°/s and 120°/s) using a Biodex dynamometer. Foot pain and disability was measured using the Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index (MFPDI). Findings Participants with gout demonstrated reduced muscle strength at both the 30°/s and 120°/s testing velocities for plantarflexion, inversion and eversion (P < 0.05). People with gout also displayed a reduced plantarflexion-to-dorsiflexion strength ratio at both 30°/s and 120°/s (P < 0.05). Foot pain and disability was higher in people with gout (P < 0.0001) and MFPDI scores were inversely correlated with plantarflexion and inversion muscle strength at the 30°/s testing velocity, and plantarflexion, inversion and eversion muscle strength at the 120°/s testing velocity (all P < 0.05). Interpretation People with gout have reduced foot and ankle muscle strength and experience greater foot pain and disability compared to controls. Foot and ankle strength reductions are strongly associated with increased foot pain and disability in people with gout.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsCopyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in (see Citation). Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. The definitive version was published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subjectGout; Ankle; Torque; Biodex dynamometry
dc.titleFoot and Ankle Muscle Strength in People With Gout: A Two-arm Cross-sectional Studyen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2015.11.009
pubs.elements-id193696


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