Factors associated with wearing inadequate outdoor footwear

     in populations at risk of foot ulceration: A cross-sectional study


Researchers performed a secondary analysis of a multi-site cross-sectional study examining foot conditions in a large inpatient population admitted into the hospital for any medical reason on one day, to assess, in those with diabetes or peripheral neuropathy, the prevalence of wearing inadequate outdoor footwear, as well as the related factors. Inadequate outdoor footwear wearing was reported in 47% of 726 inpatients–49% of the 171 in the diabetes subgroup and 43% of 159 in the neuropathy subgroup. Women were identified wearing inadequate footwear more frequently. They identified the necessity for more efforts to enhance the adherence to footwear recommendations in these populations to prevent foot ulceration.

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