Acta Medica Okayama 71巻 2号
2017-04 発行

Toe Pinch Force in Male Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Kataoka, Hiroaki Rehabilitation Center, KKR Takamatsu Hospital
Miyatake, Nobuyuki Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University
Kitayama, Naomi Rehabilitation Center, KKR Takamatsu Hospital
Murao, Satoshi Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, KKR Takamatsu Hospital
Tanaka, Satoshi Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health and Welfare, Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Publication Date
2017-04
Abstract
We compared the toe pinch force in men with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Sixty-eight male T2DM patients and 35 apparently healthy men matched for age, sex, and body mass index (BMI) were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. We compared the toe pinch force between the subjects with and without T2DM, and we evaluated the effect of diabetic polyneuropathy on toe pinch force in the patients. The toe pinch force of the T2DM patients was significantly lower than that of the subjects without diabetes (3.12±1.22 kg vs. 4.40±1.19 kg, p<0.001). Multiple regression analysis showed that T2DM was a determinant of reduced toe pinch force. In addition, the toe pinch force of patients with diabetic polyneuropathy was significantly lower than that of patients without diabetic polyneuropathy (2.31±0.93 kg vs. 3.70±1.07 kg, p<0.001). Multiple regression analysis showed that diabetic polyneuropathy was a determinant of the toe pinch force in men with T2DM, even after adjusting for age, BMI, HbA1c, and duration of diabetes. Reduced toe pinch force is a fundamental feature of motor dysfunction in men with T2DM, and diabetic polyneuropathy might be associated with toe pinch force in these patients.
Document Type
Original Article
Keywords
type 2 diabetes mellitus
toe pinch force
diabetic polyneuropathy
Link to PubMed
Thumnail 71_2_143.pdf 2.02 MB