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’n Bepaling van die behoefte aan voetversorging by ’n groep bejaardes

Y Bothma
Curationis | Vol 8, No 3 | a622 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v8i3.622 | © 1985 Y Bothma | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1985 | Published: 27 September 1985

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Y Bothma,, South Africa

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Abstract

A survey was done to determine the demand for foot care amongst groups of elderly people in old age homes. A history was taken and a clinical examination was done according to criteria on an evaluation scale to determine the extent of foot-problems amongst the sample. The results indicated that 93% of the elderly had foot-problems and that 46,51 % of these people tried to take care of their own feet.

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