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Table 3 Comparison between the shoe conditions for peak pressure and contact area (N = 14)

From: Reduction of peak plantar pressure in people with diabetes-related peripheral neuropathy: an evaluation of the DH Pressure Relief Shoe™

  Peak pressure (mask) Contact area (whole foot)
  Mean difference in peak pressure in kPa (95% CI) % difference between shoes# p-value Mean difference in contact area in cm2(95% CI) % difference between shoes# p-value
Canvas / Standard 42.9 (−35.6 to 121.3) 14% decrease 0.473 8.1 (−4.9 to 21.1) 7% increase 0.336
Canvas / DH shoe 160.5 (60.1 to 261.0) 51% decrease 0.002 10.8 (2.1 to 19.4) 9% increase 0.014
Standard / DH shoe 117.7 (40.1 to 186.3) 43% decrease 0.001 2.7 (−9.1 to 14.5) 2% increase 1.000
  1. # A decrease in the % indicates that the second shoe recorded a lower pressure than the first and an increase in the % indicates that the second shoe recorded a higher pressure than the first.