The aim of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of multidisciplinary foot-care, and to evaluate the methodological considerations of a trial of multidisciplinary care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Standard medical care was compared with a 12 month program of multidisciplinary foot-care informed by musculoskeletal ultrasound. This program was centred on strict disease control through rigorous examination and interventions delivered by a team comprised of a paediatric rheumatologist, podiatrist, physiotherapist and musculoskeletal ultrasonographer. Patients were assessed on foot impairment and disability scores using the Juvenile Arthritis Foot Disability Index.
- juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- foot research
Hendry, G., Watt, G., Brandon, M., Friel, L., Turner, D., Lorgelly, P. K., Gardner-Medwin, J., Sturrock, R. D., & Woodburn, J. (2013). The effectiveness of a multidisciplinary foot care program for children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: an exploratory trial. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 45(5), 467-476. https://doi.org/10.2340/16501977-1130