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dc.contributor.authorLansdowne, Nen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBrenton-Rule, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Men_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRome, Ken_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-16T01:15:30Z
dc.date.available2016-11-16T01:15:30Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Foot and Ankle Research (2015) 8:14 DOI 10.1186/s13047-015-0071-zen_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1757-1146en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10171
dc.description.abstractBackground: Rheumatic conditions can have a significant impact on the feet and requires effective management. Podiatric involvement in the management of rheumatic conditions has previously been found to be inadequate in a hospital-setting and no study has examined current trends across New Zealand. The aim was to evaluate the perceived barriers of New Zealand podiatrists in the management of rheumatic conditions. Methods: A cross-sectional observational design using a web-based survey. The self-administered survey, comprising of thirteen questions, was made available to podiatrists currently practicing in New Zealand. Results: Fifty-six podiatrists responded and the results demonstrated poor integration of podiatrists into multidisciplinary teams caring for patients with arthritic conditions in New Zealand. Dedicated clinical sessions were seldom offered (16%) and few podiatrists reported being part of an established multidisciplinary team (16%). A poor uptake of clinical guidelines was reported (27%) with limited use of patient reported outcome measures (39%). The majority of podiatrists expressed an interest in professional development for the podiatric management of arthritic conditions (95%). All surveyed podiatrists (100%) agreed that there should be nationally developed clinical guidelines for foot care relating to arthritis. Conclusions: The results suggest that there are barriers in the involvement of podiatrists in the management of people with rheumatic conditions in New Zealand. Future studies may provide an in-depth exploration into these findings to identify and provide solutions to overcome potential barriers.en_NZ
dc.languageengen_NZ
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.en_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13047-015-0071-z
dc.rights© 2015 Lansdowne et al.; licensee BioMed Central. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
dc.subjectFooten_NZ
dc.subjectGouten_NZ
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary managementen_NZ
dc.subjectPodiatristsen_NZ
dc.subjectRheumatic conditionsen_NZ
dc.subjectRheumatoid arthritisen_NZ
dc.titlePerceived Barriers to the Management of Foot Health in Patients With Rheumatic Conditionsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13047-015-0071-zen_NZ
aut.relation.startpage14
aut.relation.volume8en_NZ
pubs.elements-id182819


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