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Table 3 Most significant influences on clinical practice in relation to managing patients with rheumatoid arthritis (participants were asked to tick all those that applied to them)

From: Guidelines for the management of people with foot health problems related to rheumatoid arthritis: a survey of their use in podiatry practice

  Non-specialist private (n = 128) Non-specialist NHS (n = 101) Specialist NHS (n = 16)
Undergraduate education 128 101 16
Local Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists branch meetings 101 55 2
Reading scientific papers in peer reviewed journals 34 30 16
Guidelines 16 51 16
Conferences 15 56 15
Web based resources e.g. Arthritis Research UK 10 25 1
Informal contact with those specialising in the field 5 12 0
Training courses (BSR Foot and Ankle Course) 0 2 13