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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12613000494730
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
22/04/2013
Date registered
3/05/2013
Date last updated
3/05/2013
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Perceptions of podiatrists’ and runners’ towards minimalist shoe running
Scientific title
Perceptions of podiatrists’ and runners’ towards minimalist shoe running
Secondary ID [1] 282379 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Perceptions of podiatrists’ and minimalist shoe runners’ towards minimalist shoe running 288960 0
Condition category
Condition code
Musculoskeletal 289293 289293 0 0
Normal musculoskeletal and cartilage development and function

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Observational
Patient registry
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The sole objective of this study is to explore perceptions towards minimalist shoe running style by podiatrists practicing in Western Australia and runners.

Each participant will complete a single online survey which should take approximately 10-20 min

The data from each separate cohort will be collected over a period of three months
Intervention code [1] 287010 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
Uncontrolled
Control group
Uncontrolled

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 289403 0
The statistical package SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) will be employed to analyse all quantitative data collected from all completed online surveys. Examples of statistical tests that may be used to analyse the data include the Pearson Chi-squared test, for bivariate analysis, and the Mann-Whitney U test, for multivariate analysis.

The outcome actually is the perceptions of podiatrists and the community towards minimalist shoe running
Timepoint [1] 289403 0
Timeline expected taken for collecting the data from 01/05/2013 to 31/07/2013
Secondary outcome [1] 302406 0
Nil
Timepoint [1] 302406 0
Nil

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Three main separate cohorts including:
1. Current Western Australia registered podiatrists
2. Runners who never use minimalist shoes before
3. Runners who are currently running with minimalist shoes
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
Runners:
-Runners just started to run minimalist shoes (MS)
-Runners with chronic diseases: diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis…
-Runners with any foot pain or foot pathology
-No consent

Podiatrists:
-Non-practicing podiatrists
-Student podiatrists
-Podiatrists from other states and other countries
-No consent

Study design
Purpose
Duration
Cross-sectional
Selection
Defined population
Timing
Prospective
Statistical methods / analysis
The statistical package SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) will be employed to analyse all quantitative data collected from all completed online surveys. Examples of statistical tests that may be used to analyse the data include the Pearson Chi-squared test, for bivariate analysis, and the Mann-Whitney U test, for multivariate analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
WA
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 6783 0
6105 - Cloverdale
Recruitment postcode(s) [2] 6784 0
6154 - Booragoon
Recruitment postcode(s) [3] 6785 0
6230 - Bunbury
Recruitment postcode(s) [4] 6786 0
6107 - Cannington
Recruitment postcode(s) [5] 6787 0
6018 - Karrinyup
Recruitment postcode(s) [6] 6788 0
6210 - Mandurah
Recruitment postcode(s) [7] 6789 0
6056 - Midland
Recruitment postcode(s) [8] 6790 0
6062 - Morley
Recruitment postcode(s) [9] 6791 0
6168 - Rockingham
Recruitment postcode(s) [10] 6792 0
6008 - Subiaco
Recruitment postcode(s) [11] 6793 0
6025 - Hillarys

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 287153 0
Self funded/Unfunded
Name [1] 287153 0
HIEP PHAM
Address [1] 287153 0
4/104 ONSLOW ROAD
SHENTON PARK 6008
WA
Country [1] 287153 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
Individual
Name
Hiep Pham
Address
4/104 Onslow Rd
Shenton Park
6008 WA
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 285918 0
None
Name [1] 285918 0
Address [1] 285918 0
Country [1] 285918 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 289148 0
HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS APPROVAL - THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ethics committee address [1] 289148 0
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Perth, Australia
Ethics committee country [1] 289148 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 289148 0
Approval date [1] 289148 0
12/11/2012
Ethics approval number [1] 289148 0
RA/4/1/5732

Summary
Brief summary
The sole objective of this study is to explore perceptions towards minimalist shoe running style by podiatrists practicing in Western Australia and runners.
Trial website
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JJW7PQX
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 39478 0
Mr Andrew Knox
Address 39478 0
University of Western Australia
35 STIRLING HIGHWAY
CRAWLEY 6009
WA
Country 39478 0
Australia
Phone 39478 0
+61 8 6488 4528
Fax 39478 0
Email 39478 0
andrew.knox@uwa.edu.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 39479 0
Mr Hiep Pham
Address 39479 0
University of Western Australia
35 STIRLING HIGHWAY
CRAWLEY 6009
WA
Country 39479 0
Australia
Phone 39479 0
+61 (0)424840608
Fax 39479 0
Email 39479 0
20696805@student.uwa.edu.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 39480 0
Mr Hiep Pham
Address 39480 0
University of Western Australia
35 STIRLING HIGHWAY
CRAWLEY 6009
WA
Country 39480 0
Australia
Phone 39480 0
+ 61 (0)424840608
Fax 39480 0
Email 39480 0
20696805@student.uwa.edu.au

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Summary results
No Results