Page 1: The Foot Health Priority Setting Partnership Survey - Introduction

This is the Foot Health Priority Setting Partnership survey.

Foot health is essential for being able to walk and move comfortably and safely, maintaining mobility, independent living and enhancing quality of life. However, feet are affected by a wide range of acute and chronic diseases and even simple changes in foot health can impact upon our health and well-being. At worst, poor foot health can lead to limb amputation and increased mortality rates. Whilst there are a wide range of treatments available for foot health problems, the evidence of their effectiveness is limited.

We want to hear from everyone, including people with foot health problems and those who care for them. Tell us what questions about foot health you would like to see answered by research.

If you want to read more about the Foot Health Priority Setting Partnership or you would like to download a paper version of this survey you can visit our website by clicking on this link:

https://foothealthpsp.org/

At the end of this survey is a contact email address for Dr Andrea Graham, the Foot Health Priority Setting Partnership Co-ordinator, if you have any questions you would like to ask.

The survey will close for responses on 31st January, 2019.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

What are we doing? we want to allow people with foot problems and those people who care for them to tell us what questions about foot health and its' treatment they would like to see answered by research.

What do you need to do? Think about your experiences and your understanding of foot health. We want questions that will make a real difference to people with foot health problems and people who help to assess, diagnose and manage those problems. This can include anyone with any foot health problem, of any age, with any illness/disability.

How will the Foot Health Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) use my information? There is no need for you to provide any contact details unless you would like to take part in the next phase of the process or you would like to hear about the survey results. If you do provide contact details they will be kept separate from your survey responses so that you not be personally identifiable in of the survey results. We will keep the information that you give us secure.

The survey is completed anonymously. It has 10 questions, can be saved part way through and takes at the most, 15 minutes to complete.

The survey is in two sections:

Section 1: is for you to identify your questions about foot health. Please try to write any SPECIFIC questions that you have rather than general comments. The questions can be about anything that is important to you and that you think are unanswered. Each sub-section in this part of the survey is optional.

Section 2: is about you. This is so you can tell us a little bit of information about yourself, so that we can make sure that wide range of people take part. each sub-section in this part of the survey requires that you provide a response to allow you to move to the next question.