The prevalence of foot problems in an Indian population

Harrison-Blount, MJ, Hashmi, F, Nester, CJ and Williams, AE 2017, 'The prevalence of foot problems in an Indian population' , The Diabetic Foot Journal, 20 (2) , pp. 95-102.

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Abstract

There is little known about the general incidence and prevalence of foot problems in India. Sociocultural practices and the rising prevalence of diabetes put foot health at risk. The aim of this study was to provide data on the prevalence of predisposing factors for the development of foot problems, the range and nature of foot health problems and the epidemiology of foot complications, particularly in association with diabetes. Data on foot health conditions were collected using a systematically developed foot health assessment tool (the Salford Indian Foot health assessment Tool). Results showed a range of foot problems exist in this locality, complicated by late presentation due to multiple factors, including the growing burden of diabetes.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: The Diabetic Foot Journal
Publisher: OmniaMed SB
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Depositing User: Michael J Harrison-Blount
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2017 12:39
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 13:35
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/42884

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