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Prevalence of foot problems in people with inflammatory arthritis in Singapore

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, September 2016
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Title
Prevalence of foot problems in people with inflammatory arthritis in Singapore
Published in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13047-016-0169-y
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Authors

K. Carter, M. Lahiri, P. P. Cheung, A. Santosa, K. Rome

Abstract

Foot problems are highly prevalent in people with inflammatory arthritis reported from studies in the UK, Europe and New Zealand, but there is limited evidence from Southeast Asia. The study aim was to evaluate the prevalence of foot problems in people with inflammatory arthritis in Singapore. People with inflammatory arthritis were recruited from the rheumatology outpatient clinic of a tertiary hospital in Singapore. Disease and clinical characteristics included age, sex, disease duration, current blood tests and medications. The Leeds Foot Impact Scale was used to evaluate foot impairment/disability and the Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire was used to assess global function. We recruited 101 people with inflammatory arthritis, of which 50 % were female. The majority of participants were Chinese (70 %). The mean (SD) age was 52 (15) years, and the mean (SD) disease duration was 9.3 (0.3) years. The most commonly reported inflammatory arthritic conditions were rheumatoid arthritis (46), gout (31) and spondyloarthritis (15 %). The mean (SD) of the total Leeds Foot Impact Scale was 17 (13) indicating moderate to severe levels of foot impairment and activity limitation. Over 80 of participants reported foot pain during the course of their condition, and 48 % reported current foot pain. Despite the high prevalence of foot pain, only 21 participants (21 %) had been referred to a podiatrist. This is the first study to investigate the prevalence of foot problems in people with inflammatory arthritis from Singapore. The majority of the participants reported foot problems, but had not been referred to a podiatry service.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 31%
Other 3 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 5%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Student > Master 2 5%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 14 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 10 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 5%
Chemical Engineering 1 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 16 41%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 September 2016.
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#3,768,757
of 8,386,076 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#260
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#108,566
of 252,736 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#13
of 16 outputs
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