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Implementation of the D-Foot at the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics

2017-03-23 22:23:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Early identification of potential risk factors for the onset of diabetic foot ulcers are recommended. However, in a Swedish context, there has been no standardised routines to be used in the foot screening procedure. In this study a new standardised routine, the D-Foot, will be tested at the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics. The usability of the web program will be tested.

Description

The primary research questions are"how do patients with diabetes perceive the foot screening?" and "do the perception differ in the group that was foot screened by the use of the D-Foot compared to the group that was foot screened with conventional methods?"

Study Design

Conditions

Diabetic Foot

Intervention

The D-Foot method, Conventional foot screening

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-03-23T22:23:22-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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