Measuring the impact of the STANCE information session is an important way to make sure the impact it has is optimised. We use a STANCE patient-reported outcome measure or the standard EQ5D form.
TMR received feedback from the patients and saw that 50% of patients increased their knowledge and ability to identify a foot problem and their confidence to get help when needed. 72% said that they have changed their lifestyles.
The results of the sessions were tremendous in terms of gaining knowledge on foot care. The patients could give peer support to each other as well as voice their concerns.
The partnership between TMR, EPP and the Podiatry department was successful, and means to sustain the project are being investigated.