Foot Health Condition and Related Characteristics of Nurses

일 대학병원 간호사의 발 건강 상태

  • Received : 2020.10.23
  • Accepted : 2020.12.04
  • Published : 2020.12.31


Purpose: This descriptive study aimed to identify the foot health condition and related characteristics of nurses. Methods: A literature-based questionnaire was developed and distributed to 472 nurses in a university hospital in B city, and data were collected from August 1 to August 15, 2020. The Foot Health Status Questionnaire (FHSQ) was used to measure foot health condition. Results: The most common foot diseases among the participants were plantar fasciitis (7.8%) and hallux valgus (7.0%). To relieve foot pain, most nurses used relaxation techniques, stretching, elevating the legs, and foot massage. The level of foot health condition among nurses was lower than that of older persons or the general public with chronic foot disease. The foot health condition of the nurses showed that the lower the age and the greater the number of foot diseases, the more severe the pain and dysfunction. Conclusion: The study shows that there is a need for interventions that will raise nurses' awareness about foot health and induce better foot health management.



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