Non-visual foot inspection for people with visual impairment (ST09-049)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Cleveland, USA
    Topic :
    Diabetes complications, Diabetic Foot Care
    Duration :
    September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012
    Main Institution :
    Case Western Reserve University
    Other institution :
    Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland Sight Center, Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland
    Principal investigator :
    Ann Williams
    Other investigator :
    Bryan Cadwell; Jill Kawalec-Caroll
    Amount allocated :
    USD 65,000
    Objectives :
    The purpose of this study is to find out whether a method of nonvisual foot inspection, using the senses of touch and smell, helps people with diabetes and visual impairment to find new foot problems when they are in early, easily-treated stages. All people in the study will have regular foot inspections by podiatrists. We will look at how people feel about the method, whether they actually do it, and whether the method helps them to discover foot problems themselves, instead of waiting to have problems discovered by the podiatrist.


  • 21st World Diabetes Congress, Dubai (UAE), December 2011 (1 poster and 1 presentation)
  • 73rd Scientific Sessions of the ADA, Chicago (USA), June 2013 (1 poster)



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