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Effectiveness of a multicenter training programme to teach point-of-care vascular ultrasound for the detection of peripheral arterial disease in people with diabetes

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, July 2018
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Title
Effectiveness of a multicenter training programme to teach point-of-care vascular ultrasound for the detection of peripheral arterial disease in people with diabetes
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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13047-018-0283-0
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Pasha Normahani, Rishi Agrawal, Vasilliki Bravis, Agnieszka Falinska, Linda Bloomfield, Zaheer Mehar, Dawn Gaulton, Alex Sangster, Tracey Arkle, Corinna Gomm, Mohamed Aslam, Nigel J. Standfield, Usman Jaffer

Abstract

The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a training programme to teach a focused bedside ultrasound scan (PAD-scan; Podiatry Ankle Duplex Scan) for the detection of arterial disease in people with diabetes. Five podiatrists and one diabetologist across two hospitals were enrolled in a structured training programme consisting of a training course (1-day), supervised scanning (5-weeks), independent scanning (3-weeks) and a final evaluation of performance (1-day).Time, technical skills (Duplex Ultrasound Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills tool (DUOSATS); minimum score = 6, maximum score = 26) and accuracy (level of agreement with vascular scientist PAD-scan assessment) were assessed for every supervised scan and again for the final evaluation of performance. A total of 90 PAD-scans in 65 patients were performed during the supervised phase. Participants demonstrated significant improvements in median time (19 min(IQR 13.9-25.5) vs 9.3 min (IQR 7.3-10.5) ; p = 0.028) and DUOSATS scores (17.5 (IQR 16.8-21) vs 25 (IQR 24-25.3); p = 0.027). At the final evaluation, participants completed scans in 5.4 min (IQR 5.3-5.9), achieved full DUOSAT scores and perfect agreement with the vascular scientist. A structured training programme, integrated into diabetic foot clinics, was effective in teaching the PAD-scan.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 4 29%
Researcher 3 21%
Student > Postgraduate 3 21%
Other 1 7%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Other 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 43%
Unspecified 5 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 14%
Computer Science 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 23 July 2018.
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#1,580,947
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Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#152
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#42,856
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
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