Room for improvement: patient, parent, and practitioners' perceptions of foot problems and foot care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Gordon Hendry, Deborah Turner, Paula K. Lorgelly, James Woodburn

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The aim of this study was to explore the perceived impact of disease-related foot problems and foot care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) from the perspectives of patients, parents, pediatric rheumatologists, and health professionals. Qualitative outcomes were participants' perceptions elicited using semistructured interviews (telephone or face-to-face) and focus groups using an interpretative phenomenological approach. A data-driven inductive approach to coding and theme development was adopted for transcript analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2062-2067
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number11
Early online date7 Sep 2012
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012



  • arthritis
  • juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • foot research
  • qualitative research
  • podiatry
  • rehabilitation

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