Knowledge and practice of foot care in Iranian people with type 2 diabetes

Mohammad Ebrahim Khamseh, Nasibeh Vatankhah, Hamid Reza Baradaran*

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge and practice of foot care in people with type 2 diabetes. We carried out a cross-sectional study. A questionnaire was completed by 148 patients with type 2 diabetes in Tehran, Iran. Knowledge score was calculated and the current practice was determined. The mean knowledge score was 6.6 (standard deviation ±3.0) out of a possible 16. Illiterate patients were the least knowledgeable (P = 0.008). Lack of adequate knowledge includes the following: 56% not aware of the effect of smoking on the circulation to the feet, 60% failed to inspect their feet and 42% did not know to trim their toenails. High risk practices including use of irritants to water (66.5%) and walking barefoot (62%). The results of this study highlight the patients' inadequate knowledge of self-care about their foot and lack of optimal podiatry service in Iran. These findings have implications for further evaluation, planning and management of patient care in diabetic foot disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-302
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Wound Journal
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Foot
Iran
Foot Diseases
Podiatry
Patient Care Management
Patient Care Planning
Diabetic Foot
Irritants
Self Care
Nails
Walking
Cross-Sectional Studies
Smoking
Water

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Foot care
  • Iran
  • Knowledge
  • Practice

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  • Surgery

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Knowledge and practice of foot care in Iranian people with type 2 diabetes. / Khamseh, Mohammad Ebrahim; Vatankhah, Nasibeh; Baradaran, Hamid Reza.

In: International Wound Journal, Vol. 4, No. 4, 01.12.2007, p. 298-302.

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Khamseh, Mohammad Ebrahim ; Vatankhah, Nasibeh ; Baradaran, Hamid Reza. / Knowledge and practice of foot care in Iranian people with type 2 diabetes. In: International Wound Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 298-302.
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