Fisioterapia em Movimento
Print version ISSN 0103-5150
MENDONCA, Sarah de Souza; MORAIS, Juliana de Sant'Anna and MOURA, Maria Catarina Gomes Gadelha de. Proposal of a protocol physiotherapeutic assessment for diabetics feet. Fisioter. mov. (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.2, pp. 285-298. ISSN 0103-5150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-51502011000200010.
INTRODUCTION: Because of the high social and economic costs caused by complications of diabetes and knowing that a clinical evaluation minute can prevent or reduce the impact of this disorder, have become increasingly need to develop specific assessments. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to propose an assessment protocol for physical therapy for feet of diabetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The composition of this article resulted from a literature review that was conducted a literature search through the journals indexed in the databases LILACS, SciELO, PubMed and MEDLINE. The keywords used were "diabetes mellitus", "risk factors", "diabetic foot" and "assessment". RESULTS: The proposed protocol consists of three steps to assess the socio-demographic, lifestyle, disease history, history of foot problems, the skin conditions, circulatory, neurological, functional and structural and the evaluation of self-care with the feet. CONCLUSION: The evaluation suggested may be useful for detailed characterization of diabetics, and so identify those who pose a greater risk of developing complications and may facilitate the determination of preventive measures and treatment.
Keywords : Diabetes; Diabetic foot; Assessment.