Journal article

Incorporating foot assessment in the comprehensive geriatric assessment

Rebecca K Iseli, Gregory Duncan, Elton K Lee, Ellen Lewis, Andrea B Maier

BMC GERIATRICS | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Foot problems are common in older adults and associated with poorer physical function, falls, frailty and reduced quality of life. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), a multidisciplinary process that is considered the gold standard of care for older adults, does not routinely include podiatry assessment and intervention in hospitalized older adults. AIMS: To introduce foot assessment to inpatient CGA to determine prevalence of foot disease, foot disease risk factors and inappropriate footwear use, assess inter-rater reliability of foot assessments, determine current podiatry input and examine associations between patient characteristics and foot disease risks. METHODS: Pros..

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