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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 1/2015

Open Access 01-12-2015 | Meeting abstract

Finding your feet: The development of a podiatry intervention to reduce falls in care home residents

Auteurs: Gavin Wylie, Zoë Young, Roberta Littleford, Frank Sullivan, Joanne Coyle, Brian Williams, Hylton Menz, Simon Ogston, Jacqui Morris

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | bijlage 1/2015

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People who live in care homes often fall. Foot and ankle muscle weakness, sub-optimal footwear, and common foot problems such as corns and hallux valgus are known and potentially modifiable contributory factors to falls in older people. Conducting a randomised controlled trial in a care home setting to address these issues is challenging and presents a number of uncertainties that need to be addressed prior to undertaking a phase III trial. Therefore, this study used a qualitative approach to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a podiatry falls intervention to care home residents and staff. The data acquired during this qualitative preparatory phase will inform the conduct of a subsequent exploratory randomised controlled trial of a podiatry intervention to reduce falls in care homes. …
Metagegevens
Titel
Finding your feet: The development of a podiatry intervention to reduce falls in care home residents
Auteurs
Gavin Wylie
Zoë Young
Roberta Littleford
Frank Sullivan
Joanne Coyle
Brian Williams
Hylton Menz
Simon Ogston
Jacqui Morris
Publicatiedatum
01-12-2015
Uitgeverij
BioMed Central
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research / Uitgave bijlage 1/2015
Elektronisch ISSN: 1757-1146
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-8-S1-A7