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  1. Fulltext. Consequences of foot binding among older women in Beijing, China.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study examined the prevalence and consequences of foot binding in older Chinese women.

    Methods

    Women older than 70 years in Beijing, China, were assessed for bound feet, falls, functional status, and bone density.

    Results

    Thirty-eight percent of women aged 80 years and older and 18% of women aged 70 through 79 years had bound-foot deformities.

    Women with bound feet were more likely to fall, less able to squat, and less able to stand up from a chair without assistance than women with normal feet.

    They also had 14.3% less functional reach (a test of balance) and 5.1% lower hip bone density.

    Conclusions

    Foot binding has caused substantial disability that is still evident in many elderly Chinese women.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Bandage compressif, Pied, Vieillard, Homme, Femelle, Milieu culturel, Déformation, Os, Capacité fonctionnelle, Epidémiologie, Complication, Chine, Asie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Compressive bandage, Foot, Elderly, Human, Female, Cultural environment, Deformation, Bone, Functional capacity, Epidemiology, Complication, China, Asia, Diseases of the osteoarticular system

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0551688

    Code Inist : 002B15H. Création : 24/03/1998.