[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
September 11, 2002

Therapeutic Footwear in Patients With Diabetes

Author Affiliations

Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

JAMA. 2002;288(10):1231-1233. doi:10.1001/jama.288.10.1229

To the Editor: Dr Reiber and colleagues1 assessed therapeutic footwear in mixed groups of diabetic patients with and without foot insensitivity. Because only the former have a substantially increased risk of foot reulceration,2 a separate analysis of low-risk vs high-risk patients would have been helpful. Reiber et al have based their statistical power calculation on data stemming from only high-risk patients with foot insensitivity3,4; it is possible, therefore, that their study was underpowered.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview