No consensus between HCPs on diabetic foot care education
MCINNES, ALISTAIR (2010) No consensus between HCPs on diabetic foot care education Diabetic Foot, 13 (1). pp. 29-38. ISSN 1462-2041
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Diabetic foot disease is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality, yet patient awareness about the complication is low. To determine whether podiatrists and other healthcare professionals differ in their beliefs about good foot heath behaviour, and on which specific elements they differ, an online cross-sectional survey was carried out. Significant inter-professional differences of opinion on a range of foot care behaviours were observed, including methods of toenail cutting. In the continued absence of trial evidence, multidisciplinary consensus should be reached on basic foot care behaviours to provide clear and consistent advice for people with diabetes.
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