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Nazari J, Mirzaei Majarshin V, Sheikhmozafari M J, Ahmadi O. Anthropometric Dimensions of Hands and Feet in Different Ages of People Living in, Iran. IJMPP 2021; 6 (4) :601-612
URL: http://ijmpp.modares.ac.ir/article-32-54316-en.html
1- Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Tabriz university of medical science, Tabriz, Iran.
2- Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Medical Scienc- es, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Medical Scienc- es, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. , o.ahmadi@modares.ac.ir
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Aim: Since the mismatch between the anthropometric dimensions of individuals and the dimensions of hand tools and shoes which leads to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), measuring data on anthropometric dimensions of hands and feet is essential for designing hand tools and shoes production. This study aimed to measure the anthropometric dimensions of hands and feet in different ages of men and women in Tabriz, Iran.
Method and Materials: This is a descriptive-analytical study that was conducted in 2020 on 609 peoples living in Tabriz city in Iran. In this study, two  and  one dimensions of foot and hand were measured manually respectively. Descriptive statistics such as percentages, means, and standard deviation were calculated. Independent t-test and Cohen effect size  were used to test the mean dimensions of hands and feet of subjects.
Finding: Mean, standard deviation and 5th, 50th and 95th percentiles values were calculated in general and in terms of gender and educational level for  individuals. In all the measured dimensions, men were generally larger than women, however; there were exceptions. The mean of the measured dimensions of hand foot size between men and  women was different significantly.
Conclusion: In this study, anthropometric data of hands and feet for people living in Tabriz were measured. The findings provided can be used to design hand tools and shoes productions.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Occupational Therapy
Received: 2021/07/25 | Accepted: 2021/10/12 | Published: 2021/10/9

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