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Lésions non traumatiques du pied, cors et ongles : impact socio-économique d'un problème méconnu

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 7, no. 315, p. 2148-2152
Publication date2011

Up to 20% of the general population, especially women and old people, suffer from non traumatic lesions of the foot. These lesions have repercussions on a person's health and wellbeing. Nevertheless, the clinical examination of the foot rarely forms part of routine medical consultations. Using questionnaires and individual interviews, this pilot study investigated the foot problems of 96 patients attending a podiatrist's practice, as well as the level of communication between the patients and their doctor. 85% of the participants said they never talked about calluses and nails with their doctor. The results were confirmed by fifteen individual interviews. Clinicians have an important role to play in the early detection of these lesions, allowing an efficient management of this issue.

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Callosities/economics/epidemiology/pathology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/prevention & control
  • Diabetic Foot/prevention & control
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Female
  • Foot/pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nails/pathology
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Pilot Projects
  • Podiatry/statistics & numerical data
  • Quality of Life
  • Questionnaires
  • Risk Factors
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
Citation (ISO format)
HÖGLUND, H Chanson et al. Lésions non traumatiques du pied, cors et ongles : impact socio-économique d’un problème méconnu. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2011, vol. 7, n° 315, p. 2148–2152.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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