Lazzarini, P. A, Ng, V., Kinnear, E., Kamp, M. C, Kuys, S. S, Hurst, C. & Reed, L. (2014). The Queensland high risk foot form (QHRFF) - is it a reliable and valid clinical research tool for foot disease?. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research,7(1), 1-18. United Kingdom: Biomed Central Ltd. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-7-7
Foot disease complications, such as foot ulcers and infection, contribute to considerable morbidity and mortality. These complications are typically precipitated by “high-risk factors”, such as peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease. High-risk factors are more prevalent in specific “at risk” populations such as diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. To the best of the authors’ knowledge a tool capturing multiple high-risk factors and foot disease complications in multiple at risk populations has yet to be tested. This study aimed to develop and test the validity and reliability of a Queensland High Risk Foot Form (QHRFF) tool.
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