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Assessing foot care knowledge in a rural population with diabetes.
Ostomy Wound Manage. 2002 Jan; 48(1):50-6.OW

Abstract

In people with insensate extremities, such as those with diabetes mellitus, daily foot care and inspection can prevent the development of foot ulcers and the subsequent complications that may lead to amputation--one of the biggest threats to adults with diabetes. Preventive behaviors focus on not going barefoot, performing/receiving proper foot care, and wearing properly fitting shoes. This descriptive study of footcare practices involved a convenience sample of 61 adult men and women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, 24 with existing foot ulcers and 37 without foot ulcers, who resided in a rural area of a southeastern state. The questionnaire was divided into four categories: foot inspection, foot cleaning, nail care, and use of footwear. Out of a possible score of 20, those with foot ulcers scored an average of 13.88 and those without ulcers averaged 13.57. These results reveal that those without foot ulcers have similar foot care practices to those with foot ulcers. This instrument is useful in assessing current foot care practices on a point-in-time basis. Preventive practices must be stressed and reinforced so those without foot ulcers do not develop ulcers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

East Carolina School of Nursing, Rivers #115, Greenville, NC 27858, USA. neilj@mail.ecu.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15382391

Citation

Neil, Janice A.. "Assessing Foot Care Knowledge in a Rural Population With Diabetes." Ostomy/wound Management, vol. 48, no. 1, 2002, pp. 50-6.
Neil JA. Assessing foot care knowledge in a rural population with diabetes. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2002;48(1):50-6.
Neil, J. A. (2002). Assessing foot care knowledge in a rural population with diabetes. Ostomy/wound Management, 48(1), 50-6.
Neil JA. Assessing Foot Care Knowledge in a Rural Population With Diabetes. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2002;48(1):50-6. PubMed PMID: 15382391.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Assessing foot care knowledge in a rural population with diabetes. A1 - Neil,Janice A, PY - 2004/9/24/pubmed PY - 2004/10/23/medline PY - 2004/9/24/entrez SP - 50 EP - 6 JF - Ostomy/wound management JO - Ostomy Wound Manage VL - 48 IS - 1 N2 - In people with insensate extremities, such as those with diabetes mellitus, daily foot care and inspection can prevent the development of foot ulcers and the subsequent complications that may lead to amputation--one of the biggest threats to adults with diabetes. Preventive behaviors focus on not going barefoot, performing/receiving proper foot care, and wearing properly fitting shoes. This descriptive study of footcare practices involved a convenience sample of 61 adult men and women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, 24 with existing foot ulcers and 37 without foot ulcers, who resided in a rural area of a southeastern state. The questionnaire was divided into four categories: foot inspection, foot cleaning, nail care, and use of footwear. Out of a possible score of 20, those with foot ulcers scored an average of 13.88 and those without ulcers averaged 13.57. These results reveal that those without foot ulcers have similar foot care practices to those with foot ulcers. This instrument is useful in assessing current foot care practices on a point-in-time basis. Preventive practices must be stressed and reinforced so those without foot ulcers do not develop ulcers. SN - 0889-5899 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15382391/Assessing_foot_care_knowledge_in_a_rural_population_with_diabetes_ L2 - https://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/2236 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -