Priority 1 from the Foot Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How does poor foot health impact on people's lives (including work, leisure and social activities)?  (JLA PSP Priority 1)
Overall ranking 1
JLA question ID 0092/1
Explanatory note Poor foot health has the potential to profoundly impact on the functional and social participation of those people affected by foot pathoogy, potentially leading to reduction in quality of life, social participation restrictions and anxiety about future prognosis. This broad researchable question emerged from a multifaceted variety of raw uncertainties that reflect the potential breadth and depth of  the impact of poor foot health.

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Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Is there data to demonstrate impact on quality of life if basic foot health is not provided to those in need? ~  longevity of being mobile? - I am concerned that at 45 I might not stay mobile very long or long enough to live the life I want to live
Submitted by Healthcare professional x 18, Patient x 20
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0092
PSP name Foot Health
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 30  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 26 September 2019