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Table 2 General vascular assessment characteristics

From: Lower limb vascular assessment techniques of podiatrists in the United Kingdom: a national survey

Number of comprehensive vascular assessments performed and documented in most recent work day None 26 (4.8%)
1 85 (15.8%)
2 56 (10.4%)
3 42 (7.8%)
4 43 (8.0%)
5 14 (2.6%)
6 14 (2.6%)
7 4 (0.7%)
8 9 (1.7%)
9 4 (0.7%)
>  10 10 (1.9%)
Estimated time taken to perform a vascular assessmenta 5 min 78 (27.5%)
10 min 72 (25.4%)
15 min 40 (14.1%)
20 min 34 (12.0%)
25 min 3 (1.1%)
30 min 50 (17.6%)
40 min 2 (0.7%)
45 min 5 (1.8%)
Vascular assessment booking practicesb As part of a routine visit 194 (81.5%)
As a separate booking 45 (15.9%)
Dependent on patient and time required for specific assessments 39 (13.8%)
Other 5 (1.8%)
Barriers in performing a vascular assessment Time constraints 161 (52.4%)
Lack of equipment 130 (42.3%)
Lack of experience 103 (33.6%)
Lack of post-graduate vascular training 77 (25.1%)
There are no barriers 59 (19.2%)
Vascular team not requesting specific vascular assessments 50 (16.3%)
Lack of managerial support 39 (12.7%)
No financial incentive 24 (7.8%)
Lack of interest 6 (2.0%)
  1. Values are presented as n (%). a answered by 284 (92.5%) of participants; b answered by 283 (92.2%) of participants