Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
Reliability and Validity of Toe Pressure Strength when Standing as an Index in Care-dependent Elderly
Taishirou KamasakiHiroshi OtaoMizuki HachiyaWataru InadomiToshihiro NakamuraKenta Zinnouchi
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2020 Volume 9 Issue 4 Pages 175-180


[Purpose]Toe pressure strength when standing was measured, and the reliability and validity of this value were examined. [Subjects and Methods] Measurement was performed in 78 care-dependent elderly people (age:82±7) using outpatient rehabilitation services. In addition to their toe pressure strength when standing, various body functions were measured. [Results]The pressure strengths of toes on left and right feet when standing were ICC=0.78 (95% CI:0.67 to 0.85) and 0.85 (0.77 to 0.90), respectively. The validity of these values were confirmed by calculating correlation coefficients. In both cases, there were significant correlations with the hand grip strength, knee extensor strength, ankle plantar flexor strength, ankle dorsiflexor strength, and skeletal muscle mass. The total toe pressure strength when standing was also significantly correlated with these parameters. [Conclusions]The toe pressure strength when standing was sufficiently reliable on both sides. The results also support its applicability as a muscle strength index for the caredependent elderly.

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