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Multidisciplinary recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, July 2018
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Title
Multidisciplinary recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis
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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13047-018-0276-z
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Marloes Tenten-Diepenmaat, Marike van der Leeden, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland, Joost Dekker

Abstract

Foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are highly prevalent and have a substantial impact on quality of life. Healthcare professionals from various professions can be involved in the management of these foot problems. There is currently no consensus on optimal management. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to develop multidisciplinary recommendations for the management of foot problems in people with RA in the Netherlands. The recommendations were based on research evidence and consensus among experts, following published strategies for the development of practice recommendations. The expert group was composed of 2 patients and 22 experienced professionals (rheumatologists, rehabilitation physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, specialized nurses, podiatrists, orthopaedic shoe technicians, pedicurists, and researchers) in the Netherlands. For each developed recommendation i) the level of evidence was determined, and ii) the level of agreement (among the expert group) was set by an anonymous voting procedure using a numeric rating scale. The mean and range of the level of agreement for each recommendation was calculated. A recommendation was approved when ≥70% of the expert group voted an NRS-agreement ≥7. In total, 41 recommendations were developed. Two recommendations concerned a framework for diagnosis and treatment. Thirty-nine recommendations on foot care were developed: seven on diagnosis (including check-ups of feet and shoes and diagnostic imaging), 27 on treatment (including corticosteroid injections, foot surgery, therapeutic shoes, foot orthoses, exercise therapy, toe-orthoses and toenail-braces, treatment of toenails and skin), four on communication, and one on organisation of RA-related footcare. All recommendations were approved by the expert group. The percentage score of NRS-agreement ≥7 ranged from 80 to 100%. These are the first published multidisciplinary recommendations specific to the management of foot problems in people with RA. Multidisciplinary recommendations can provide guidance in timely referrals and access to adequate footcare. More research is needed to strengthen the evidence on diagnosis and treatment of RA-related foot problems. These national recommendations may be a first step towards developing international multidisciplinary recommendations for the management of foot problems in RA.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 22%
Unspecified 6 19%
Student > Postgraduate 4 13%
Student > Master 3 9%
Researcher 3 9%
Other 9 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 12 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 34%
Unspecified 6 19%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Neuroscience 1 3%
Other 1 3%

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