BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease (ESRD) has been associated with foot ulceration and lower extremity amputation (LEA). However, the underlying risk factors for foot ulceration have received limited attention in this population. AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and type of risk factors for foot ulceration present in patients… (More)
BACKGROUND The Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index (MFPDI) is a 19 item questionnaire used to assess the severity and impact of foot pain. The aim of this study was to develop a Greek-language version of the MFPDI and to assess the instrument's psychometric properties. METHODS The MFPDI was translated into Greek by three bilingual content experts… (More)
BACKGROUND Foot pain is highly prevalent in older people, and in many cases is associated with wearing inadequate footwear. In Australia, the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) covers the costs of medical grade footwear for veterans who have severe foot deformity. However, there is a high demand for footwear by veterans with foot pain who do not meet… (More)
BACKGROUND Ill-fitting footwear is a common problem in older people. The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of shoe fitting in older people by comparing the dimensions of allocated shoes to foot dimensions obtained with a three-dimensional (3D) scanner. METHODS The shoe sizes of 56 older people were determined with the Brannock device®,… (More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, several questionnaires have been developed for the assessment of foot health and its impact on quality of life. In order for these tools to be useful outcome measures in clinical trials, their ability to detect change over time (responsiveness) needs to be determined. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the… (More)
Correction Since the publication of our Research article , the copyright of the Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index (MFPDI) now states a licence agreement is required for publication. As a result, Additional file 2 has been removed , the English language version of the MFPDI can be found through the ISIS Outcomes website .
BACKGROUND Foot problems are common in older people and are associated with impaired mobility and quality of life. However, the characteristics of foot problems in older Australians for whom English is a second language have not been evaluated. METHODS One hundred and four community-dwelling people aged 64 to 90 years with disabling foot pain (according… (More)