Normative reference score of foot tapping test among healthy participants

Published: 22 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/rx2sf6w2wp.1


The foot tapping test (FTT) is a simple, non-invasive clinical tool used to assess upper motor neuron function and lower extremity motor impairments. It evaluates an individual's ability to rapidly dorsiflex the ankle joint. According to previous research, there weren’t adequate studies investigating healthy individuals normative value for the FTT. To explore the normative reference score of Foot tapping test among healthy persons between 19-24 years old. Participants was selected according to selection criteria. The FTT typically involves a seated participant tapping their foot on the ground as rapidly as possible for a set time (10 seconds). The examiner counts the number of taps to assess motor function. Firstly with dominant foot and then with non-dominant foot. Kolmogrov Smirnov test was explored to check whether the data was normally distributed, as the data was not normally distributed, results were expressed in mean±SD , geometric mean, Median ,Skewnes , kurtosis.