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Diabetic Foot Australia guideline on footwear for people with diabetes

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, January 2018
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Title
Diabetic Foot Australia guideline on footwear for people with diabetes
Published in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13047-017-0244-z
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Authors

Jaap J. van Netten, Peter A. Lazzarini, David G. Armstrong, Sicco A. Bus, Robert Fitridge, Keith Harding, Ewan Kinnear, Matthew Malone, Hylton B. Menz, Byron M. Perrin, Klaas Postema, Jenny Prentice, Karl-Heinz Schott, Paul R. Wraight

Abstract

The aim of this paper was to create an updated Australian guideline on footwear for people with diabetes. We reviewed new footwear publications, (inter)national guidelines, and consensus expert opinion alongside the 2013 Australian footwear guideline to formulate updated recommendations. We recommend health professionals managing people with diabetes should: (1) Advise people with diabetes to wear footwear that fits, protects and accommodates the shape of their feet. (2) Advise people with diabetes to always wear socks within their footwear, in order to reduce shear and friction. (3) Educate people with diabetes, their relatives and caregivers on the importance of wearing appropriate footwear to prevent foot ulceration. (4) Instruct people with diabetes at intermediate- or high-risk of foot ulceration to obtain footwear from an appropriately trained professional to ensure it fits, protects and accommodates the shape of their feet. (5) Motivate people with diabetes at intermediate- or high-risk of foot ulceration to wear their footwear at all times, both indoors and outdoors. (6) Motivate people with diabetes at intermediate- or high-risk of foot ulceration (or their relatives and caregivers) to check their footwear, each time before wearing, to ensure that there are no foreign objects in, or penetrating, the footwear; and check their feet, each time their footwear is removed, to ensure there are no signs of abnormal pressure, trauma or ulceration. (7) For people with a foot deformity or pre-ulcerative lesion, consider prescribing medical grade footwear, which may include custom-made in-shoe orthoses or insoles. (8) For people with a healed plantar foot ulcer, prescribe medical grade footwear with custom-made in-shoe orthoses or insoles with a demonstrated plantar pressure relieving effect at high-risk areas. (9) Review prescribed footwear every three months to ensure it still fits adequately, protects, and supports the foot. (10) For people with a plantar diabetic foot ulcer, footwear is not specifically recommended for treatment; prescribe appropriate offloading devices to heal these ulcers. This guideline contains 10 key recommendations to guide health professionals in selecting the most appropriate footwear to meet the specific foot risk needs of an individual with diabetes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 321 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 62 19%
Student > Master 42 13%
Student > Postgraduate 24 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 5%
Lecturer 17 5%
Other 57 18%
Unknown 102 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 75 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 71 22%
Engineering 10 3%
Sports and Recreations 8 2%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 2%
Other 27 8%
Unknown 123 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. 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 06 September 2019.
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#879,092
of 18,201,284 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#39
of 673 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,275
of 473,269 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#6
of 60 outputs
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