A Study to Determine the Impact of Patient-Centered Education and the Use of Digital Photography for Evaluating Adherence with Routine Foot Care and Decrease the Occurrence and Severity of Foot Ulcerations in High-Risk Diabetic Foot Patients


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 16-004934
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-004934

About this study

The purpose of this study is to look at the relationship of patient-centered education, the Electronic Medical Record (patient portal) and the use of digital photography to improve the practice of routine foot care and reduce the number of foot ulcers/wounds in patients with diabetes.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • Based on risk classification of the Comprehensive Foot Examination by the American Diabetes Association, risk categories 1, 2 and 3 are included in the study

Exclusion Criteria

  • Without a smartphone
  • Without patient portal access
  • Has documented cognitive disability such as confusion, disorientation, dementia, alzheimer’s disease, mental retardation

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Annie Rose Manuel, M.S.N., R.N.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Alicia Rankin




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