An investigation of the knowledge and behaviour of foot care in patients with diabetic foot

Qun Wang, Lihua Wu

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Abstract

Objective To investigate the knowledge and behaviors of foot-care in patients with diabetic foot. Methods A questionnaire survey was conducted with a sample of 331 outpatients with diabetic foot from 5 hospitals(Grade 3, class A) in Beijing.Data collection included patient’s demographic data, foot-care knowledge and behaviors. Results The knowledge of foot-care was relatively inadequate and their foot-care behavior was poor, particularly in some aspects such as knowledge on daily foot-care and dealing with foot problems, and their health behaviors in checking their shoes and soaking their feet on a daily basis. The knowledge of their foot-care was positively associated to their foot-care behaviours. Conclusion In order to improve patients’ foot-care behaviors,more education about the foot-care should be provided to the patients with diabetic foot or who are at risk in developing diabetic foot.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-180
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Volume13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2013

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