Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)
A study to assess the knowledge on foot care among diabetic clients attending endocrinology OPD, in Narayana medical college and hospital, Nellore
Author(s): Padma K, Arundathi S, Dr. Indira S
Abstract: Background: Diabetes is an ‘ice berg disease. Although it increases in both the prevalence and incidence of non-insulin dependent diabetes occurred globally, they have been especially dramatic in societies in newly industrialized countries and in developing countries Objective: To assess the level of knowledge on Foot ulcer among diabetic clients in Narayana medical college and hospital.Materials and Methods: Descriptive cross sectional design and convenient sampling technique was followed which included 100 samples were used. Data was collected using structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done with SPSS. Results: shows that with regard to foot care among 100 diabetic clients, 32 (32%) diabetic clients had inadequate knowledge, 53 (53%) had moderate knowledge and where as 15 (15%) had adequate knowledge. Conclusions: In this study most of the diabetic clients had inadequate and moderate knowledge regarding Diabetic foot care and adequate knowledge of low level. There was significant association between demographic variables and the level of knowledge at P<0.01 level.