- 富山大学看護学会誌 (ISSN:13441434)
- vol.6, no.2, pp.27-35, 2007-03
In this research, the present status of the foot trouble and its care was analyzed through the answers on college students questionnaires obtained from 447 healthy college students (270 and 177 students were female and male, respectively). Among the responders, as much as 321 students (71.8%) answered to have some symptom on their feet. As the foot symptoms cold senoation and swelling were cited most frequently (55.3% and 49.2%, respectively).Furthermore, 249 students (53.4%) also answered to have some lesion or injury in their feet.Among the foot lesions such as the shoe sore (26.1%), wounds (16.2%), rolled nails (12.3%), and hallux valgus (7.8%) was the most popular. It is noteworthy that both foot trouble and lesion are appeared more frequently in female students than male ones.Incidence analys is showed a tendency that the students with the foot trouble have manicure in their feet nails and prefer to sharp-toed shoes such as pumps compared with the students without it. To maintain or improve the foot condition, 249 students (54%) were performing certain foot care such as massage and fiuge-pressure treatment either by themselves or specialists. Particularly, its performing rate was significantly high in the students with foot trouble than the students without it. These data indicate that foot troubles are more popular in felnale students than male ones, and the considerably number of such felnale students look up on the fashionability as important and thereby are performing foot care.However, the number of students who have a habit to read books and articles about foot care was only 99 (22.2%), suggesting that foot care might be a matter of little concern among the responders at the present tune. In summary, it should be emphasizod that education of medical stuff about this iesue as weu as establishment of care system in the facilities are required, because the foot trouble and injury has potential leading to a serious health problem. Foot care.