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Table 2 Table outlining associations between adherence to guidelines and public/podiatry, with access to components of foot care (treatments)

From: Provision of foot health services for people with rheumatoid arthritis in New South Wales: a web-based survey of local podiatrists

Foot care variable Guidelines yes Guidelines no OR p Public Private OR p
Nail care yes, n (%) 9 (90) 68 (89.5) 1.06 0.720 15 (78.9) 62 (92.5) 0.30 0.104
Nail care no, n (%) 1 (10) 8 (10.5) - - 4 (21.1) 5 (7.5)   -
Skin care yes, n (%) 9 (90) 66 (86.8) 1.36 0.624 15 (78.9) 60 (89.6) 0.44 0.198
Skin care no, n (%) 1 (10) 10 (13.2) - - 4 (21.1) 7 (10.4)   -
MSK treatment yes, n (%) 8 (80) 55 (72.4) 1.53 0.467 14 (73.7) 49 (73.1) 1.09 0.606
MSK treatment no, n (%) 2 (20) 21 (27.6) - - 5 (26.3) 19 (26.9)   -
ICIs yes, n (%) 5 (50) 32 (42.1) 1.38 0.442 7 (36.8) 30 (44.8) 0.72 0.364
ICIs no, n (%) 5 (50) 44 (57.9) - - 12 (63.2) 37 (55.2)   -
Foot surgery yes, n (%) 6 (60) 37 (43.0) 1.58 0.369 10 (52.6) 33 (49.3) 0.60 0.500
Foot surgery no, n (%) 4 (40) 39 (48.7) - - 9 (47.4) 34 (50.7)   -
Footwear yes, n (%) 8 (80) 50 (65.8) 2.08 0.304 15 (78.9) 43 (64.2) 2.09 0.176
Footwear no, n (%) 2 (20) 26 (34.2) - - 4 (21.1) 24 (35.8)   -
Padding yes, n (%) 8 (80) 65 (85.5) 0.68 0.468 15 (78.9) 58 (86.6) 0.58 0.311
Padding no, n (%) 2 (20) 11 (14.5) - - 4 (21.1) 9 (13.4)   -
FOs yes, n (%) 8 (80) 66 (86.8) 1.65 0.423 13 (68.4) 61 (91.0) 0.21 0.021
FOs no, n (%) 2 (20) 10 (13.2) - - 6 (31.6) 6 (9.0)   -
Wound care yes, n (%) 9 (90) 68 (89.5) 1.06 0.720 19 (100) 58 (86.6) 2.94 0.093
Wound care no, n (%) 1 (10) 8 (10.5) - - 0 (0) 9 (13.4)   -
Foot health ed yes, n (%) 10 (100) 72 (94.7) 0.56 0.604 18 (94.7) 64 (95.5) 0.84 0.639
Foot health ed no, n (%) 0 (0) 4 (5.3) - - 1 (5.3) 3 (4.5)   -
Footwear adv yes, n (%) 10 (100) 72 (94.7) 0.56 0.604 17 (89.5) 65 (97.0) 0.26 0.210
Footwear adv no, n (%) 0 (0) 4 (5.3) - - 2 (10.5) 2 (3.0)   -
  1. P values are based on two-sided chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test; bold text indicates p < 0.05. Abbreviations: OR odds ratio, MSK musculoskeletal, ICIs intra-articular steroid injection, FOs foot orthoses, Ed education, Adv advice.