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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164378
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Therapeutic benefits of foot care and massage for the older population
Author(s):
Burdette-Taylor, Michele
Author Details:
Michele (Shelly) Burdette-Taylor, RN-BC, MSN, CWCN, CFCN, PhDc, email:shelly@tayLORDhealth.com
Abstract:
Description of Content:
The lower extremity is a precious commodity. With national statistics and demographics of obesity, diabetes, and aging, a simple intervention, such as foot care and massage can help prevent chronic venous disease, pain, and deformities of the lower extremities. Prevention of problems for optimal health is essential, especially in our cardiovascular, hospice, and Alzheimer's population.

Implications for nursing care of the older adult
Common foot problems include foot pain from injury, deformities, and diseases. Athlete's foot and onychomycosis can contribute to symptoms such as burning, itching, or nail injury. Heel spurs, neuromas, and plantar fasciiatis are not uncommon for our older population. There is evidence to support the fact that foot care assists with reduction in pain and anxiety in our older population which, has allowed a reduction in use of pain medications while promoting comfort and quality care.

Summary
As we move forward there will be more foot problems. Understanding the life cycle of the foot is essential. Learning and sharing evidence-based foot care standards can foster greater comfort and quality of life with less pain, wounds, injuries that lead to disabilities and amputations.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Convention
Conference Host:
National Gerontological Nursing Association
Conference Location:
Palm Springs, California, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTherapeutic benefits of foot care and massage for the older populationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBurdette-Taylor, Micheleen_US
dc.author.detailsMichele (Shelly) Burdette-Taylor, RN-BC, MSN, CWCN, CFCN, PhDc, email:shelly@tayLORDhealth.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164378-
dc.description.abstractDescription of Content: <br/>The lower extremity is a precious commodity. With national statistics and demographics of obesity, diabetes, and aging, a simple intervention, such as foot care and massage can help prevent chronic venous disease, pain, and deformities of the lower extremities. Prevention of problems for optimal health is essential, especially in our cardiovascular, hospice, and Alzheimer's population. <br/><br/>Implications for nursing care of the older adult<br/>Common foot problems include foot pain from injury, deformities, and diseases. Athlete's foot and onychomycosis can contribute to symptoms such as burning, itching, or nail injury. Heel spurs, neuromas, and plantar fasciiatis are not uncommon for our older population. There is evidence to support the fact that foot care assists with reduction in pain and anxiety in our older population which, has allowed a reduction in use of pain medications while promoting comfort and quality care. <br/><br/>Summary<br/>As we move forward there will be more foot problems. Understanding the life cycle of the foot is essential. Learning and sharing evidence-based foot care standards can foster greater comfort and quality of life with less pain, wounds, injuries that lead to disabilities and amputations.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:52:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:52:08Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameNational Gerontological Nursing Association 25th Annual Conventionen_US
dc.conference.hostNational Gerontological Nursing Associationen_US
dc.conference.locationPalm Springs, California, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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