Priority 10 from the Foot Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can people prevent foot health problems?  (JLA PSP Priority 10)
Overall ranking 10
JLA question ID 0092/10
Explanatory note Promotion of Public Health in relation to foot problems and foot health to enable self-management and prevention of poor foot health requires strong underpinning research to support the most appropriate strategies 

Wilderness Environ Med. 2017 Jun;28(2):139-149. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2017.03.007. Prevention of Friction Blisters in Outdoor Pursuits: A Systematic Review. Worthing RM(1), Percy RL(2), Joslin JD(3). Despite the high frequency,discomfort, and associated cost there is a paucity of high-quality quality evidence in support of socks, antiperspirants, or barriers for the prevention of  friction blisters. Moderate confidence in effect estimate suggests that paper tape may be an effective form of barrier prevention. Obes Rev. 2012 Jul;13(7):630-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2012.00996.x. Epub 2012 Apr 13. The association between body mass index and musculoskeletal foot disorders: a systematic review. Butterworth PA(1), Landorf KB, Smith SE, Menz HB. Currently limited evidence to support weight loss to reduce foot pain.

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance 
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Why is foot health not promoted more and given funding to meet demand within community social care to help in prevention of falls/ulceration etc? ~ I know I have to keep my feet in good condition - but what does that mean? ~ What prevention methods prevent foot problems?
Submitted by Healthcare professional x 24, Patient x 35, Other x 1
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