Table 1

Mean (standard deviation) and ANOVA results of the center of foot pressure parameters for the various sensory conditions with and without a non-noxious heat stimulation.

Parameters

Vision

No Vision

No Vision co-Vibration

F-Values

No Heat

Heat

No Heat

Heat

No Heat

Heat

Heat

Sensory

Interaction


Range A-P (mm)

14.5 (4.5)

14.4 (3.6)

18.5 (6.3)

18.4 (5.1)

27.6 (10.9)

27.3 (7.7)

0.04

18.69 ‡

0.00

Range M-L (mm)

7.2 (3.2)

8.2 (4.0)

9.2 (4.7)

9.1 (4.9)

13.2 (6.2)

13.2 (5.2)

0.79

21.17 ‡

0.89

Standard Deviation A-P (mm)

3.3 (1.2)

3.1 (0.9)

3.6 (1.2)

3.6 (1.1)

4.8 (1.7)

5.0 (1.4)

0.03

10.30 †

1.23

Standard Deviation M-L (mm)

1.5 (0.7)

1.7 (1.0)

1.8 (0.9)

1.7 (1.0)

2.3 (1.0)

2.4 (1.0)

1.19

14.63 ‡

0.83

Standard Deviation of the CP Velocity A-P (mm/s)

5.8 (1.1)

6.7 (1.8)

9.5 (2.7)

10.0 (2.1)

16.6 (6.3)

16.7 (5.8)

2.11

26.77 ‡

0.27

Standard Deviation of the CP Velocity M-L (mm/s)

2.9 (1.0)

3.4 (1.2)

4.3 (2.2)

4.1 (1.7)

8.4 (4.7)

8.6 (4.4)

1.50

20.35 ‡

1.36

Mean Velocity A-P (mm/s)

4.7 (0.9)

5.5 (1.5)

7.5 (2.0)

8.1 (1.6)

13.1 (4.8)

13.3 (4.3)

4.35

28.60 ‡

0.18

Mean Velocity M-L (mm/s)

2.4 (0.8)

2.7 (0.9)

3.3 (1.6)

3.2 (1.2)

6.6 (3.6)

6.8 (3.4)

1.74

20.31 ‡

1.19


Note: *, † and ‡ indicate a significant difference at p < 0.05, p < 0.01 and p < 0.001, respectively.

Blouin et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2003 4:23   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-4-23

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