The Relationship of Flat Foot to Agility in Children Aged 7-10 Years

The Relationship of Flat Foot to Agility in Children Aged 7-10 Years

Authors

  • Nuryani Sidarta Medical Study Program, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Ririn Afyora Medical Study Program, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18051/JBiomedKes.2024.v7.52-60

Keywords:

Agility, Child, Flat Foot

Abstract

Background

Lower extremity deformity could cause changes in the anatomical structure of the body, one of which was a flat foot. It was stated that 90%  of the clinic visits for foot problems were related to flat foot.  Studies still showed controversy regarding the relationship between flat foot and agility especially in children. This study aims to see the relationship between the incidence of flat foot and the level of agility in children aged 7 to 10 years.

Methods

A cross-sectional study was conducted on children aged 7-10 years who attend primary school in  Jakarta. Sampling used simple random sampling with inclusion criteria for research subjects who had a normal BMI, were cooperative, and were willing to take part in the study. Exclusion criteria included children with special needs, children with pain or a history of lower extremity injuries, those having a cavus foot, and children in unhealthy conditions. The research was carried out from February to April 2023. Assessment of flat feet used the wet footprint test and shuttle run test was being used to measure the children’s agility. Bivariate data analysis used the Chi-square test with a significance level of p <0.05.

Results

As 168 respondents were studied, it was found that 58.3% had flat feet. Measurement of agility with the shuttle run test results in 51.8% of respondents who have below-average agility. The results of the Chi-Square test showed that there was a significant relationship between flat feet and agility (p<0.05).

Conclusions

There is a relationship between flat foot and agility in children aged 7-10 years.

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Author Biography

Nuryani Sidarta, Medical Study Program, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia

Departemen Anatomi, Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia

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Published

2024-03-31

How to Cite

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Sidarta N, Afyora R. The Relationship of Flat Foot to Agility in Children Aged 7-10 Years. J Biomedika dan Kesehat [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];7(1):52-60. Available from: https://jbiomedkes.org/index.php/jbk/article/view/446

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