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Prevention of Secondary Foot Ulcers in Patients With Diabetes Using Systematic Measuring of Skin Temperature.

2014-10-05 17:38:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

A randomised controlled pilot study on the feasibility of introducing a skin temperature device (Temp Touch) in secondary prevention of foot ulcers in people with diabetes who have had a foot ulcer in Norway.

Description

Diabetes mellitus is linked to late complications from kidneys, eyes, nerves, feet, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Approximately 170 000 people in Norway suffer from diabetes, and diabetic foot disease is one of the most common complications.

It is estimated that between 400 and 500 amputations are performed yearly in Norway, and most of the amputations are due to non-healing diabetic foot ulcers.

Efficient prevention in high-risk individuals includes follow-up in specialist foot clinics including training in self-care, adaptation of preventive footwear and insoles.

A randomised trial testing the use of skin temperature measurement in addition to routine foot care for preventing new foot ulcers showing a highly significant reduction in recurrent foot ulcers in the temperature measuring group, has previously been performed in USA (Lavery et al. Diabetes Care 2007;30:14).

This study is planned as an open, randomised pilot study of minimum 40 patients testing the feasibility of implementing the use of skin temperature measurement for prevention of recurrent diabetic foot ulcers in a specialist clinical setting in Norway.

If this is the case, we are planning a larger study to examine if these measurements can contribute to reducing the number of recurrent ulcers in clinical practice in Norway.

We are in addition using a cognitive motivational method to examine if this model can increase the use of the temperature measuring device.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Foot Ulcer, Diabetic

Intervention

"Temp Touch" Diabetica Solutions inc., Inspection

Location

Oslo university Hospital Ulleval
Oslo
Norway
0407

Status

Completed

Source

Oslo University Hospital

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-10-05T17:38:21-0400

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