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Table 5 Significant plantar pressure differences between the preferred and least preferred insole. Percentage change is the difference from the least preferred insole to the preferred (i.e. a negative % difference indicates the value is reduced in the most preferred)

From: Development and evaluation of a dual density insole for people standing for long periods of time at work

Region Variable Most preferred (Mean kPa) Least Preferred (Mean kPa) % difference F P Interaction effect
Whole Foot PP 158.83 204.75 −22% 26.94 < 0.001 a
Hallux PP 125.02 152.18 −18% 7.83 0.01 a
MTPJ1 PP 115.94 142.71 −19% 12.52 0.002 a
Medial Midfoot CA 50.19 43.58 + 15% 10.07 0.004 a
MP 18.07 14.81 + 22% 10.37 0.004 a
PP 72.39 62.6 + 16% 4.89 0.038  
  1. a significant interaction effect for insole and task. PP peak pressure, CA contact area, MP mean pressure