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National profile of foot orthotic provision in the United Kingdom, part 2: podiatrist, orthotist and physiotherapy practices

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, March 2018
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Title
National profile of foot orthotic provision in the United Kingdom, part 2: podiatrist, orthotist and physiotherapy practices
Published in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13047-018-0250-9
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Authors

C. J. Nester, A. Graham, A. Martinez-Santos, A. E. Williams, J. McAdam, V. Newton, D. Sweeney, D. Walker

Abstract

A national survey recently provided the first description of foot orthotic provision in the United Kingdom. This article aims to profile and compare the foot orthoses practice of podiatrists, orthotists and physiotherapists within the current provision. Quantitative data were collected from podiatrists, orthotists and physiotherapists via an online questionnaire. The topics, questions and answers were developed through a series of pilot phases. The professions were targeted through electronic and printed materials advertising the survey. Data were captured over a 10 month period in 2016. Differences between professions were investigated using Chi squared and Fischer's exact tests, and regression analysis was used to predict the likelihood of each aspect of practice in each of the three professions. Responses from 357 podiatrists, 93 orthotists and 49 physiotherapists were included in the analysis. The results reveal statistically significant differences in employment and clinical arrangements, the clinical populations treated, and the nature and volume of foot orthoses caseload. Podiatrists, orthotists and physiotherapists provide foot orthoses to important clinical populations in both a prevention and treatment capacity. Their working context, scope of practice and mix of clinical caseload differs significantly, although there are areas of overlap. Addressing variations in practice could align this collective workforce to national allied health policy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 15%
Other 3 11%
Professor 3 11%
Researcher 2 7%
Other 5 19%
Unknown 5 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 15%
Sports and Recreations 3 11%
Arts and Humanities 2 7%
Psychology 2 7%
Other 3 11%
Unknown 6 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 June 2018.
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#1,213,447
of 15,922,425 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#95
of 613 outputs
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#36,653
of 282,162 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#1
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