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Table 2 Significant predictor variables based on univariable analyses for foot orthoses at weeks 4 and 12

From: Predictors of response to foot orthoses and corticosteroid injection for plantar heel pain

Dependent variable Predictor variable Pearson’s r P-valuea
Week 4
 Foot pain Ankle dorsiflexion – knee extended 0.36 0.013
Foot Posture Index −0.35 0.015
 Foot function FACS −0.63 0.001
FHSQ footwear subscale 0.37 0.010
 First-step pain Ankle dorsiflexion – knee extended −0.39 0.006
Preference for foot orthoses 0.28 0.059
Week 12
 Foot pain BMI −0.43 0.001
Duration of symptoms −0.28 0.047
 Foot function BMI −0.46 0.000
FACS −0.38 0.005
FHSQ footwear subscale −0.36 0.009
First-step pain −0.25 0.077
 First-step pain BMI 0.43 0.002
Weightbearing hours 0.29 0.031
Age −0.29 0.036
  1. Abbreviations: FACS Fear-Avoidance Components Scale, FHSQ Foot Health Status Questionnaire, BMI body mass index
  2. aThe alpha level to include predictors was 0.10