The footwear experiences of people with gout: a qualitative study.

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dc.contributor.author Frecklington, Mike en
dc.contributor.author Williams, Anita en
dc.contributor.author Dalbeth, Nicola en
dc.contributor.author McNair, Peter en
dc.contributor.author Gow, Peter en
dc.contributor.author Rome, Keith en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-30T03:44:47Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of foot and ankle research 12:38 Jan 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 1757-1146 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48080 en
dc.description.abstract Background:Footwear is an important concern for people with gout, who often describe difficulty finding suitable footwear. Previous studies have identified footwear as a major concern for people with gout. The aim of this study was to carry out an exploration of the footwear experiences of people with gout. Methods:A qualitative descriptive methodological approach was used for both data collection and analysis. A purposive sampling strategy was adopted with semi-structured interviews conducted, involving 11 participants with gout. Thematic analysis was employed to identify key meanings and patterns within the data. Results:Four key themes derived from interviews included; (1) comfort as a priority, (2) knowing what to buy, (3) knowing what to wear, and (4) challenges of different environments. Footwear comfort was of great importance and linked to characteristics of footwear, with uncomfortable footwear negatively influencing participation in daily activities. The balancing of comfort, appearance and cost, led to less options and reduced confidence when shoe shopping. Footwear use was further limited by the presence of foot tophi and flares, resulting in compromise of footwear choice. Environments such as formal settings and the workplace, led to different footwear requirements. Conclusion:People with gout experience problems with footwear which can impact many aspects of life. Health care professionals should consider these footwear-related issues to help facilitate those with gout in finding appropriate footwear. en
dc.format.medium Electronic-eCollection en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of foot and ankle research en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Gout en
dc.subject Qualitative Research en
dc.subject Shoes en
dc.subject Adult en
dc.subject Aged en
dc.subject Aged, 80 and over en
dc.subject Middle Aged en
dc.subject Patient Satisfaction en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.title The footwear experiences of people with gout: a qualitative study. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s13047-019-0349-7 en
pubs.begin-page 38 en
pubs.volume 12 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype research-article en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 777339 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Medicine Department en
dc.identifier.eissn 1757-1146 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-07-25 en
pubs.dimensions-id 31338128 en


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