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Table 3 Observed proportions of elevated plantar pressure according to the GS and to the ratings per discipline

From: Testing the proficiency to distinguish locations with elevated plantar pressure within and between professional groups of foot therapists

Region GS Podiatrist Pedorthist Orthotist Over all disciplines
BT 0.50 0.43 ± 0.50 0.45 ± 0.50 0.18 ± 0.39 0.36* ± 0.48
mt-1 0.00 0.20 ± 0.40 0.37 ± 0.48 0.60 ± 0.49 0.39** ± 0.49
mt-2 0.33 0.82 ± 0.39 0.68 ± 0.47 0.90 ± 0.30 0.80** ± 0.40
mt-3 0.17 0.68 ± 0.47 0.68 ± 0.47 0.93 ± 0.25 0.77** ± 0.44
mt-4 0.00 0.42 ± 0.49 0.58 ± 0.49 0.83 ± 0.37 0.61** ± 0.49
mt-5 0.00 0.38 ± 0.49 0.40 ± 0.49 0.42 ± 0.49 0.40** ± 0.49
Total 0.17 0.49 ± 0.50 0.52* ± 0.50 0.64** ± 0.48 0.55** ± 0.50
  1. The proportion of elevated plantar pressure per region according to the GS is determined by the number of regions with observed elevated pressure to all regions for that location: for example, three of the six BT regions (three patients both feet) had elevated pressure i.e. 3:6 = 0.50. For each region, the ratings per discipline were averaged over both feet of the patients. BT = big toe, mt = metatarsal. ± standard deviation. * = p value < .05, ** = p value < .005