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Table 5 The percentage of participants scoring a certain response category on questions related to facilitators and barriers for the use of the podiatry protocol for rheumatic foot problems (n = 23)

From: Clinical guidance for podiatrists in the management of foot problems in rheumatic disorders: evaluation of an educational programme for podiatrists using a mixed methods design

  (Strongly) Disagree Neither agree nor disagree (Strongly) Agree
Facilitators
  The use of the protocol supports me in which rheumatism-related foot symptoms I have to monitor 9% 4% 87%
 The recommendations on the treatment are clear and understandable to me 4% 9% 87%
 The use of the protocol helps me to improve my knowledge 26% 13% 78%
 The use of the protocol supports me in using the diagnostic categories 4% 22% 74%
 The use of the protocol supports me in the use of ‘stepped care’ treatment 9% 17% 74%
 I have read or remembered the instruction to apply it 13% 13% 74%
 In the practice where I work is sufficient equipment to apply it 4% 22% 74%
 Patients cooperate well in applying it 0% 26% 74%
 The use of the protocol supports me in clinical reasoning 4% 26% 70%
 Adjustments in the diagnostic phase are clear and understandable for me 4% 35% 61%
 I have enough skills to apply it 17% 22% 61%
 The protocol is easy to use 22% 22% 57%
 I have enough knowledge to apply it 26% 26% 48%
 The protocol is applicable in daily practice 26% 30% 44%
 Managers work well in applying it 4% 52% 44%
 The protocol fits my way of working 44% 17% 39%
 I can integrate it well into daily activities 26% 44% 30%
 The lay-out promotes ease of use 30% 35% 35%
 The protocol invites me to consult more with experts 26% 39% 35%
 I see enough patients with rheumatic foot problems to be able to apply it 39% 30% 30%
 Colleague podiatrists work well in applying it 13% 65% 22%
 GP’s or other specialists work well in applying it 13% 83% 4%
Barriers
 It takes too much time 4% 30% 65%
 There should be a financial compensation for working with it 26% 30% 44%
 The reimbursement for the treatment that the patients receives is an obstacle to apply it 30% 48% 22%
 The protocol leaves no room for my own decisions 57% 35% 9%
 I first use other therapies before I switch to inlays 30% 61% 9%
 I generally have resistance to working with treatment protocols 61% 30% 9%
 I think that certain parts are incorrect 61% 35% 4%