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Foot-care awareness - A survey of persons aged 65 years and older

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The authors conducted a mail survey that examined foot problems, rates of utilization of foot-health services, and the perception of foot problems as medical conditions in a sample of people aged 65 years and older who lived independently. Although 71% of the 128 respondents reported suffering from foot problems, only 39% had consulted medical personnel about their feet, and only 26% identified their foot pathologies as medical conditions. More female than male respondents experienced foot problems and had visited medical personnel about their feet. Increased education of older individuals about their foot-care requirements, as well as increased access to podiatric medi cal services, is recommended.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Munro, B. J., & Steele, J. R. (1998). Foot-care awareness - A survey of persons aged 65 years and older. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 88(5), 242-248. doi:10.7547/87507315-88-5-242

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0032060809

Start Page


  • 242

End Page


  • 248

Volume


  • 88

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • The authors conducted a mail survey that examined foot problems, rates of utilization of foot-health services, and the perception of foot problems as medical conditions in a sample of people aged 65 years and older who lived independently. Although 71% of the 128 respondents reported suffering from foot problems, only 39% had consulted medical personnel about their feet, and only 26% identified their foot pathologies as medical conditions. More female than male respondents experienced foot problems and had visited medical personnel about their feet. Increased education of older individuals about their foot-care requirements, as well as increased access to podiatric medi cal services, is recommended.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Munro, B. J., & Steele, J. R. (1998). Foot-care awareness - A survey of persons aged 65 years and older. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 88(5), 242-248. doi:10.7547/87507315-88-5-242

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0032060809

Start Page


  • 242

End Page


  • 248

Volume


  • 88

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication