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Person—foot ulcer status (current), code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFoot ulcer - current
Synonymous names:Help on this termFoot ulcer - current
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270158
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 21/09/2005
Data Element Concept:Person—foot ulcer status (current)

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Yes - foot ulcer present
2No - foot ulcer not present
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/ inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termRecord whether or not a foot ulcer is present on either foot in the person.
Collection methods:Help on this termAssess whether the individual has a current foot ulcer on either foot.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term


  • ask the patient about previous or current foot problems, neuropathic symptoms, rest pain and intermittent claudication;
  • inspect the feet (whole foot, nails, between the toes) to identify active foot problems and the 'high-risk foot';
  • assess footwear;
  • check peripheral pulses;
  • examine for neuropathy by testing reflexes and sensation preferably using tuning fork, 10 g monofilament and/or biothesiometer.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational diabetes data working group
Origin:Help on this termNational Diabetes Outcomes Quality Review Initiative (NDOQRIN) data dictionary.

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Supersedes Foot ulcer - Superseded 01/03/2005, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (17.9 KB)

Has been superseded by Person—foot ulcer indicator (current), code N Health, Standard 21/09/2005

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Diabetes (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 21/09/2005

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Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Candidate 15/05/2017

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