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Person—foot deformity indicator, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFoot deformity
METeOR identifier:Help on this term302449
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 21/09/2005
Definition:Help on this term

Whether a deformity is present on either foot, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—foot deformity indicator

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
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Yes
Record if a foot deformity is present on either foot.

CODE 2   No
Record if no foot deformity is present on either foot.

Common deformities include claw toes, pes cavus, hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, hammer toe, Charcot foot and nail deformity.

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Both feet to be examined for the presence of foot deformity.

Comments:Help on this term

Foot deformities are associated with high mechanical pressure on the overlying skin that lead to ulceration in the absence of protective pain sensation and when shoes are unsuitable. Limited joint mobility is often present, with displaced plantar fat pad and more prominent metatarsal heads.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National diabetes data working group

Origin:Help on this term

National Diabetes Outcomes Quality Review Initiative (NDOQRIN) data dictionary

Reference documents:Help on this term

Lesley V Campbell, Antony R Graham, Rosalind M Kidd, Hugh F Molloy, Sharon R O'Rourke and Stephen Colagiuri: The Lower Limb in People With Diabetes; Content 1997/98 Australian Diabetes Society.

Edmonds M, Boulton A, Buckenham T, et al. Report of the Diabetic Foot and Amputation Group. Diabet Med 1996; 13: S27 - 42.

Reiber GE. Epidemiology of the diabetic foot. In: Levin ME, O'Neal LW, Bowker JH, editors. The diabetic foot. 5th ed. St Louis: Mosby Year Book, 1993; 1 - 5.

Most RS, Sinnock P. The epidemiology of lower limb extremity amputations in diabetic individuals. Diabetes Care 1983; 6: 87 - 91.
Therapeutic Guidelines Limited (05.04.2002) Management plan for diabetes.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—foot deformity status, code N Health, Superseded 21/09/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 21/09/2005

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