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

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Höglund, H Chanson
Delmi, M
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2011, vol. 7, no. 315, p. 2148-52
Abstract 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.
Keywords AdultAgedCallosities/economics/epidemiology/pathologyDiabetes Mellitus, Type 2/prevention & controlDiabetic Foot/prevention & controlEarly DiagnosisFemaleFoot/pathologyHumansMaleMiddle AgedNails/pathologyPhysician-Patient RelationsPilot ProjectsPodiatry/statistics & numerical dataQuality of LifeQuestionnairesRisk FactorsSwitzerland/epidemiology
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PMID: 22187785
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Research group Groupe Chastonay Philippe (santé publique et communautaire) (116)
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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. 2148-52. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:25524

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