Jonoel V. Alpuerto,
Glorietta Anne A. Castañares,
Michael Anthony S. Diez,
Jullien Noelle C. Kwek,
Charmaine Y. Manatad,
Maria Alma J. Suico
The study aimed to identify the relationship of prolonged hours of wearing varying high heeled shoe height on ankle dorsiflexion Passive Range of Motion (PROM) and calf pain among the selected salesladies and suggested a plan of care. This study was conducted in South Town Centre located in Bulacao, Talisay City and SM City Cebu located in North Reclamation Area, Cebu City. The respondents were 204 female salesladies of the two (2) malls that were mentioned. The study utilized a descriptive correlational design. The instruments used were goniometer to measure the ankle dorsiflexion passive range of motion, numeric rating scale (NRS) to assess calf pain, and tape measure to measure the height of the heels of the respondents.
Majority of the respondents wore high heels with a percentage of 81. Eighty - eight point two percent (88.2%) have a non-functional ankle dorsiflexion range of motion and those respondents experience moderate calf pain while wearing high heeled shoes with a percentage of 63.7. The correlation rs = 0.014 with p-value of 0.846, indicates that heel height and ankle dorsiflexion do not have a linear relationship. Also, r = 0.093 with p-value of 0.188 indicates that heel height and ankle pain scale do not have linear relationship.
Therefore, there was no relationship between the heel height and ankle dorsiflexion and heel height and pain scale. With that, the researchers would like to recommend organization of seminars about how to alleviate pain while wearing high heels and the risks and benefits on wearing high heeled shoes for prolonged period of time. The seminar could be of big help in raising awareness and rendering information to the society. In the interest of future researchers, the researchers would like to recommend a study that utilizes other variables such as the number of years the respondent has been wearing high heels, the specific age groups that each respondent belong, and other studies that will be conducted to other occupations that require their employees to wear high heels.
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