Objectively-assessed Foot and Ankle Characteristics in People With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Comparison With Age- and Sex-matched Controls

Author: Stewart, S; Dalbeth, N; Aiyer, A; Rome, K

Publisher: Wiley

Type: Journal article

Link to this item using this URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10292/12145

Auckland University of Technology


Objective. To objectively identify foot and ankle characteristics in people with SLE compared to age- and sex-matched controls. Methods. 54 SLE and 56 control participants attended a study visit designed to comprehensively assess the foot and ankle. Objectively-assessed foot characteristics included muscle strength, joint motion, foot posture, foot problems, protective sensation, vibratory perception (VPT), ankle brachial index (ABI), plantar pressure and spatiotemporal gait characteristics. Self-reported measure of foot pain and impairment were also assessed including a 100mm foot pain visual analogue scale. Data were analysed using regression models. Plantar pressure and gait models were adjusted for walking velocity, body mass index and foot pain. Results. Compared to controls, participants with SLE had lower muscle force for plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, inversion and eversion (all P

Citation: ["Athritis Care and Research, doi: 10.1002/acr.23832"]

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