Contact

Kate Carter c/o Dr Steven Walmsley,

Building 24, Podiatric Medicine,

School of Science and Health,

Western Sydney University,

Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751

info@psoriaticfootarthritis.com

  • Facebook link to fb.me/footsurvey

Aim of our work

To better target and treat inflammation present in the foot it is important that the severity and impact of this inflammation are understood. Therefore, the aim of this work is to identify the nature and extent of psoriatic arthritis-related foot problems and the impact they have on daily life from a patient-centred perspective.

 

By helping with this survey you will be:

  • Providing a unique insight into how the disease affects you.

  • Highlighting issues that are important and relevant to people with psoriatic arthritis.

  • Increasing awareness and understanding about the disease among people with psoriatic arthritis and health professionals.

  • Directing future research on targeted assessment and treatment strategies.

  • Improving the quality and provision of foot healthcare services in the future.

 

Outcomes to date

The current survey on foot problems in psoriatic arthritis is part of a much larger programme of work at Western Sydney University, Australia. Key findings of the research have already been published in 2 scientific journals and presented at national and international conferences, the details of these are listed below. Planned distribution of our research findings includes education initiatives to improve awareness and understanding among people with psoriatic arthritis and health professionals. This work will translate into improved clinical practice and foot health services in the future.

Poster Presentations - European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) June 2019 Spain, Europe

Carter K, Tannous C, Walmsley S, Rome K, Turner DE. Linking the patient experience of foot involvement related to psoriatic arthritis to the international classification of functioning, disability and health.

Carter K, Walmsley S, Rome K, Turner DE. Patient and clinician perspectives used for survey development to investigate the nature, extent and impact of foot problems in people with psoriatic arthritis.

Oral presentations – The Patient Experience Symposium April 2019 Sydney, Australia

Carter K, Walmsley S, Rome K, Turner DE. The nature, burden and management of psoriatic-related foot problems from the perspective of patients and health professionals.

Carter K, Walmsley S, Rome K, Turner DE. Integration of specialist podiatry services within a rheumatology multidisciplinary team to enhance the patient experience.

Publications – Scientific journals in rheumatology

Carter K, Walmsley S, Chessman D, Rome K, Turner DE. Perspectives of patients and health professionals on the experience of living with psoriatic arthritis-related foot problems: a qualitative investigation. Clinical Rheumatology. 2019 Jan 8:1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-018-04411-2

Carter K, Walmsley S, Rome K, Turner DE. Health professional views on the assessment and management of foot problems in people with psoriatic arthritis in Australia and New Zealand: a qualitative investigation. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2019 April 20:191. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-019-2572-6

Poster Presentations - European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) June 2019 Spain, Europe