The Effort Survey
Are you someone with rheumatoid arthritis who has had footwear, insoles or foot splints?
or Are you a health professional who has provided such services?
THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA (UEA) REALLY WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
400,000 disabled people need foot health services such as shoes, foot splints and insoles. This results in NHS expenditure of £80 million per annum with 25% of that being spent on footwear alone. More specifically, in established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) more than 85% of people have significant foot involvement. There is great regional variation in the types of foot health services being offered.What has happened so far?
A previous project - EFFORT 1 – was commissioned by the Arthritis Research Campaign (arc) to explore the experiences of foot health interventions in both patients with RA and the health professionals delivering those services. It involved a total of twenty interviews with people with RA and health professionals across England and Scotland.What next?
EFFORT 2 is a development of EFFORT 1. The findings of that first project have been used to develop two questionnaires – one for people with RA and another for health professionals - to learn more about rheumatology foot health interventions. The findings from EFFORT 1 and 2 will ultimately contribute to a large national report currently being planned. Still interested?
Be part of our project, complete the questionnaire below!
To get more information about the project and to complete the questionnaire then please click on the below link to download the document in your prefered format:
If you are someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Word (.DOC, 49KB) PDF (.PDF, 111.32KB)
If you are a Health Care Professional: Word (.DOC, 49KB) PDF (.PDF, 111.32KB) Any questions?
Please contact Lucy Reeve on 01603 593094
or Maggie McArthur on 01603 593299