DIABETIC FOOT CARE KNOWLEDGE AND ITS ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG TYPE 2 DIABETES PATIENTS

Authors

  • Gomathi A Associate Professor, College of Nursing, AIIMS, Jodhpur
  • Dr. S. Kamalam Professor Cum Principal, AG Padmavathi College of Nursing, Puducherry
  • Jeevaanand. N Medical Officer (Ayurveda) Primary Health Centre, Ariyur, Puducherry

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v9.i8.2021.4159

Keywords:

Diabetes Mellitus, Knowledge, Practice, Foot Care

Abstract

Background: Diabetes is traditionally known as a “silent disease,” exhibiting no symptoms until it progresses to severe target organ damage.

Aims & Objective: The study was conducted to determine the knowledge of foot care ,knowledge regarding foot care practice and its associated factors among type 2 diabetes patients.

Material and Methods: A Community based cross-sectional study was conducted at a primary health centre, Pondicherry, 107 subjects were selected by convenience sampling technique. Data was collected from December 2020 to March 2021, among type 2 diabetes who attended the diabetic clinic. A validated pretested questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of foot care, knowledge regarding foot care practice and its associated factors among type 2 diabetes patients. Data was analysed using SPSS 21.

Results: Among 107 diabetes patients 68(75.6%) of them had poor knowledge and only 2 (2.2%) of them had good practice. There was highly significant (p<0.001) relationship between knowledge of foot care and knowledge regarding foot care practice scores. There was highly significant association (p<0.05) between the knowledge of foot care with selected demographic variables of gender, occupation, alcohol consumption, regularity of treatment and source of information.

Conclusions: It is a need of the hour to conduct health education programme to create awareness among rural people for better glycaemic control and prevention of ulcer foot in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.

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Published

2021-08-31

How to Cite

Gomathi, A., Kamalam, S., & N, J. (2021). DIABETIC FOOT CARE KNOWLEDGE AND ITS ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG TYPE 2 DIABETES PATIENTS. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 9(8), 59–69. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v9.i8.2021.4159