What happens when older people are discharged from NHS podiatry services?

Jackie Campbell, A Patterson, D Gregory, D Milns, W Turner, D White, D E A Luxton, M Cooke

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Abstract

This study examines the prevalences of a range of foot-related pathologies of a large random sample of older patients (>65 years) who were discharged from NHS care as part of a disinvestment programme. The prevalences are examined with respect to the time since discharge, the age of the patients and their reported ability to care for their own feet. The pattern of alternative care taken up by these patients is reported, which shows that a sizeable proportion of patients with poor foot health are not receiving professional care. The prevalences of insensitivity to touch and vibration are reported both for diabetics and non-diabetics and the increasing prevalence of these problems with increasing age is commented upon. These results have important implications for planning for service provision for older people in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-42
Number of pages11
JournalThe Foot
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

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Podiatry
Foot
Aptitude
Patient Discharge
Touch
Vibration
Cross-Sectional Studies
Pathology
Health

Keywords

  • Older people
  • Elderly
  • NHS
  • NHS podiatry services

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Campbell, J., Patterson, A., Gregory, D., Milns, D., Turner, W., White, D., ... Cooke, M. (2002). What happens when older people are discharged from NHS podiatry services? The Foot, 12(1), 32-42. https://doi.org/10.1054/foot.2001.0725
Campbell, Jackie ; Patterson, A ; Gregory, D ; Milns, D ; Turner, W ; White, D ; Luxton, D E A ; Cooke, M. / What happens when older people are discharged from NHS podiatry services?. In: The Foot. 2002 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 32-42.
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Campbell, J, Patterson, A, Gregory, D, Milns, D, Turner, W, White, D, Luxton, DEA & Cooke, M 2002, 'What happens when older people are discharged from NHS podiatry services?', The Foot, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 32-42. https://doi.org/10.1054/foot.2001.0725

What happens when older people are discharged from NHS podiatry services? / Campbell, Jackie; Patterson, A; Gregory, D; Milns, D; Turner, W; White, D; Luxton, D E A; Cooke, M.

In: The Foot, Vol. 12, No. 1, 01.01.2002, p. 32-42.

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