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dc.creatorCoheña Jiménez, Manueles
dc.creatorChicharro-Luna, Estheres
dc.creatorAlgaba del Castillo, Josées
dc.creatorPáez-Tudela, Amandaes
dc.identifier.citationCoheña Jiménez, M., Chicharro-Luna, E., Algaba del Castillo, J. y Páez-Tudela, A. (2020). Foot health among the Roma population of southern Spain according to the foot health status questionnaire. BMC Public Health, 20 (1), 462.
dc.description.abstractBackground Foot health of the Roma population is a challenge for the health professionals where this minority is significant, as is the case in Spain. At present, little is known about foot health of the Roma population and their knowledge would promote the training of these professionals at the community level. Foot pain is common and a reason for consulting podiatry services. The purpose of this study was to determine foot health among the Roma population according to the Foot Health Status Questionnaire. Method An observational, cross-sectional and quantitative study conducted at the Roma population living in Spain in 2018. Self-reported data and the Foot Health Status Questionnaire were recorded. Examining the general health and foot health (foot pain, foot function, footwear and general health) and general (general health, social capacity, physical activity and vigour). This questionnaire is recommended as a valid and reliable patient-reported outcome. The obtained scores were compared. Results A sample made up of 624 men and women from the Roma population took part in this study. 45% were Roma men and 55% Roma women. In the first section of the FHSQ, a lower score of values was recorded in the footwear domain (62.5) and in the general foot health domain (60). Gypsy women obtained lower scores in all the domains. In the second section, lower scores were obtained in the vigour (56) domain and in the general health (60) domain. A large effect size (r-Rosenthal) was found by gender in the footwear domain (0.334) and in the vigour domain (0.195). Roma women showed higher values in cardiac disorders, serious illnesses, doctor visits and foot problems. 67.8% reported that they had never been assisted by a podiatrist. Conclusions The studied Roma population has foot health problems, and these are more pronounced among women. They show lower values in the footwear and vigour domains. More professional training is required for health workers in this field to avoid cultural diversity
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dc.publisherBiomed central LTDes
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Public Health, 20 (1), 462.
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.subjectFoot healthes
dc.subjectMinority healthes
dc.subjectRoma populationes
dc.titleFoot health among the Roma population of southern Spain according to the foot health status questionnairees
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Podologíaes
dc.journaltitleBMC Public Healthes

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