An investigation into the foot health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: A literature review

James Charles

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Abstract

Objective: The object of this paper is to review the literature on
risk markers, risk factors, and chronic conditions in relation to foot
health in the Aboriginal population.
Methods: Basic literature review, databases searched – Cochrane,
EMBASE, CINAHL, PUBmed, MEDLINE, and EBSCOhost and
references from articles, and not limited by date or language. This
search yielded 214 articles, abstracts of these articles were read to
identify articles which were directly relevant to the topic, and this
strategy provided a total of 55 articles.
Results: Risk markers like age and gender were shown to
significantly contribute to poor health and foot health outcomes.
Risk factors like obesity and smoking were also shown to be
associated with many chronic diseases and poor foot health.
Footwear can contribute to poor foot health, for example high
heeled shoes have been associated with foot pain, calluses and corns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Indigenous Health Bulletin
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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