Approaches to Foot Complication Prevention: A Survey of Diabetes Educators

Overview

The purpose of the survey is to assess the knowledge base, role in management, and resources available to diabetes educators regarding foot complication prevention within a variety of healthcare settings.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
  • Study Primary Completion Date: May 13, 2021

Detailed Description

Podimetrics is a care management company with a temperature-based foot monitoring solution to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers, one of the most debilitating and costly complications of diabetes.

Diabetes educators within the AADE/ADCES encompass a wide array of medical disciplines including nurses, physicians, dieticians, and pharmacists. Diabetes researchers want to better understand the degree to which diabetic foot care and prevention is incorporated into the diabetes education curriculum. To what extent are these topics discussed between diabetes educators and the patients they interact with? And how comfortable are educators in discussing these topics?

To gain insight into these questions Podimetrics researchers have designed an online questionnaire survey for completion by AADE members. The general purpose of the survey is to assess the knowledge base, role in management, and resources available to diabetes educators regarding foot complication prevention within a variety of healthcare settings.

The specific aim is to collect generalizable data to characterize the current state of diabetic foot education and identify any gaps in knowledge that may be present. Furthermore, if it is found that educators are lacking important knowledge which supports ample diabetic foot health education, approaches to bridge these gaps may be suggested through published recommendations.

Interventions

  • Other: No intervention
    • No intervention

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Survey Respondents
    • Respondents are members of the American Association of Diabetes Educators recruited via an introductory email sent out by the AADE on behalf of Podimetrics.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Current state of diabetic foot care education and knowledge base among diabetic educators
    • Time Frame: One year
    • Survey of diabetic foot care recommendations, treatment options, risk classifications, role in management, and resources available to diabetes educators regarding foot complication prevention within a variety of healthcare settings.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) member with accurate email address on file with the AADE.

Exclusion Criteria

  • AADE member with an inability to read English.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Podimetrics, Inc.
  • Collaborator
    • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor

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