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User needs of women with pes planus in their 50s and 60s for compression pants development

Title
User needs of women with pes planus in their 50s and 60s for compression pants development
Authors
Lee S.Kim D.-E.
Ewha Authors
김동은
SCOPUS Author ID
김동은scopus
Issue Date
2017
Journal Title
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
ISSN
1225-1151JCR Link
Citation
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 420 - 432
Keywords
Compression wearFunctional garmentGaitPes planusWearing condition
Publisher
Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
This study examined user needs for compression pant development for women with pes planus in their 50s and 60s. A total of 355 women aged 50 to 69 participated in the survey and interview. Questions were asked if they had pes planus, the using condition of foot orthotic, inconveniences during gait, and wearing condition of compression pants. The results showed that 42 (11.8%) women had pes planus. Orthotic insole and arch support were used most frequently. The most uncomfortable aspect of foot orthotic (n=146) was that it was difficult to use unless they were going outside. Participants with pes planus responded that they felt discomfort on the inner area of propodium, metatarsus, ankle, and knee during gait. The purchase and wearing rate of compression pants were not high; however, compression pants were purchased with specific needs and purposes. Respondents mainly wore the compression pants for sports activities. M size was the most frequently worn size. They preferred high waist type leggings and there was a need to increase the compression strength of the waist, thigh, knee and ankle. Additionally, the ease of donning and doffing were discussed. © 2017, The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles.
DOI
10.5850/JKSCT.2017.41.3.420
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