“They just scraped off the calluses”: a mixed methods exploration of foot care access and provision for people with rheumatoid arthritis in south-western Sydney, Australia

Gordon Hendry, Kathryn Gibson, Kevin Pile, Luke Taylor, Verona du Toit, Joshua Burns, Keith Rome

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    Abstract

    There is little indication that foot health services in Australia are meeting modern day recommendations for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients. The overall objective of this study was to explore the current state of foot health services for patients with RA with an emphasis on identifying barriers to the receipt of appropriate foot care in South-West Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. A mixed (quantitative and qualitative) approach was adopted. Indications for appropriate access to foot care were determined by comparing the foot health, disease and socio-demographic characteristics of patients with unmet foot care demands, foot care users and patients with no demands for foot care.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number34
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Research
    Volume6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

    Keywords

    • rheumatoid arthritis
    • foot health
    • podiatry
    • footwear
    • healthcare access
    • interpretative phenomenological approach
    • qualitative
    • cost of care

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