Important features of retail shoes for women with rheumatoid arthritis: A Delphi consensus survey.

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Show simple item record Tehan, Peta Ellen en Taylor, William J en Carroll, Matthew en Dalbeth, Nicola en Rome, Keith en 2020-02-13T03:15:23Z en 2019-01 en
dc.identifier.citation PloS one 14(12):e0226906 Jan 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 en
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dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES:Footwear management aims to preserve foot function, reduce the burden of foot pain and maintain joint mobility in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Whilst retail footwear is commonly recommended by health professionals, there is no current consensus on recommended features of retail footwear for women with RA. This study aimed to determine consensus from health professionals about the important features of retail footwear for women with RA. METHODS:An international Delphi exercise using online survey software was conducted with 39 participants from health care backgrounds. Three iterative rounds were conducted. In the first round, participants listed features of retail footwear that would be important for women with RA. Responses of the first round, combined with results of a scoping review of patient-reported outcome measures used in assessing footwear in arthritis and a qualitative analysis of female patients' perspectives of retail footwear in RA were used to create items for the second round. Items were scored by a 9-point rating scale with consensus defined by the RAND/UCLA disagreement index. The third round consisted of items which did not reach consensus or scored >1 on the RAND/UCLA disagreement index from round two. RESULTS:Fifty-eight items (n = 58) were generated for rating and at the end of three iterative rounds, there was agreement that thirty-eight items were important, that two were not important, and there was no agreement for a further eighteen items. Item themes reaching consensus included footwear characteristics and acceptability and psychosocial aspects of footwear. Footwear characteristics related to heel height, shape, cushioning, toe box size, adjustable fastening, removable insoles, mid-foot support and soft accommodative uppers. Acceptability and psychosocial aspects included affordability, comfort, aesthetic, style, colour and impact on femininity. CONCLUSION:This consensus exercise has identified the important features of retail footwear for women with RA. en
dc.format.medium Electronic-eCollection en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries PloS one en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Arthritis, Rheumatoid en
dc.subject Consensus en
dc.subject Shoes en
dc.subject Delphi Technique en
dc.subject Health Personnel en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.title Important features of retail shoes for women with rheumatoid arthritis: A Delphi consensus survey. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0226906 en
pubs.issue 12 en
pubs.begin-page e0226906 en
pubs.volume 14 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype research-article en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 791542 en Medical and Health Sciences en School of Medicine en Medicine Department en
dc.identifier.eissn 1932-6203 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-12-28 en
pubs.dimensions-id 31881047 en

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