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Table 2 Survey answers for people with Parkinson’s and people with stroke relating to foot problems and footwear

From: A survey exploring self-reported indoor and outdoor footwear habits, foot problems and fall status in people with stroke and Parkinson’s

  PwP
(n = 218)
PwS
(n = 145)
P value
Do you receive foot care help from a health professional? (% yes) 101 (46 %) 62 (43 %) 0.321
Have your footwear habits changed since diagnosis? (% yes) 96 (44 %) 68 (47 %) 0.531
Foot problems? any problem 115 (53 %) 63 (43 %) 0.082
influencing balance 56 (26 %) 44 (30 %) 0.282
influencing shoes worn 70 (32 %) 39 (27 %) 0.289
Would like more choice when buying footwear? 86 (39 %) 66 (46 %) 0.027
Would like more advice when buying footwear? 72 (33 %) 62 (43 %) 0.010
Factors influencing indoor footwear purchase? (% ranking factor ‘important’) Comfort 189 (87 %) 126 (87 %) 0.401
Style 44 (20 %) 21 (14 %) 0.038
Fashion 13 (6 %) 4 (3 %) 0.133
Secure fastening 106 (49 %) 73 (50 %) 0.609
Ease of fastening 109 (50 %) 67 (46 %) 0.073
Support 106 (49 %) 85 (59 %) 0.888
Grip 115 (53 %) 87 (60 %) 0.882
Fit 171 (78 %) 110 (76 %) 0.046
Factors influencing outdoor footwear purchase? (% ranking factor ‘important’) Comfort 192 (88 %) 132 (91 %) 0.949
Style 53 (24 %) 29 (20 %) 0.261
Fashion 26 (12 %) 10 (7 %) 0.141
Secure fastening 123 (56 %) 92 (63 %) 0.793
Ease of fastening 123 (56 %) 87 (60 %) 0.945
Support 139 (64 %) 102 (70 %) 0.998
Grip 140 (64 %) 104 (72 %) 0.875
Fit 177 (81 %) 121 (83 %) 0.904
  1. Pearson chi-square test comparing yes/no responses or important/not important responses