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This section presents the results of the ratings related to the six domains delineated in the survey. Respondents to the survey rated each of the domains on two ratings scales:
Table 16 presents the results of the percentage of time and criticality ratings. As can be seen, respondents spent the greatest amount of their pedorthic work in the Patient Assessment domain (27%), followed by Implementation of the Treatment Plan (22%) and Formulation of the Treatment Plan (18%). The other specifically delineated domains each accounted for 8% to 13% of work time.
All domains achieved criticality ratings of at least 3.1 indicating at least moderately critical. Patient Assessment, Formulation of the Treatment Plan and Implementation of the Treatment Plan were the most highly rated domains, with more than 80% of respondents rating them as highly critical. Accordingly, all six domains appropriately focus on activities that are critical to optimizing outcomes for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers.
|Domain 1– Patient Assessment
|Perform a comprehensive assessment of the patient to obtain an understanding of the patient’s pedorthic needs.
|Domain 2–Formulation of the Treatment Plan
|Analyze and integrate information from patient assessment to create a comprehensive pedorthic treatment plan to meet the needs and goals of the patient.
|Domain 3–Implementation of the Treatment Plan
|Perform procedures necessary to provide the appropriate pedorthic services, including fabrication.
|Domain 4–Follow-up to the Treatment Plan
|Provide continuing patient care and periodic evaluation to assure/maintain/document optimal fit and function of the pedorthic device and achievement of desired outcomes.
|Domain 5–Practice Management
|Develop, implement and/or monitor policies and procedures regarding human resources, the physical environment, business and financial practices and organizational management.
|Domain 6–Promotion of Competency and Enhancement of Professional Practice
|Participate in personal and professional development through continuing education, training, research and organizational affiliations.
1 Overall, what percentage of your work time did you spend performing the tasks related to each domain during the past year?
2 How critical is this domain to optimizing outcomes for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers?
1=Not critical, 2=Minimally critical, 3=Moderately critical and 4=Highly critical