Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)
Assessment of self reported foot care practices among diabetic clients
Santa De and Dr. Tapati Bhattacharjee
A non-experimental, descriptive, cross sectional study was conducted on 120 diabetic clients. Data was obtained using a structured Foot observation checklist and a Likert scale on self reported practices on foot care. Findings revealed that, 93 (77.5%) were more than 50 years age, 68 (56.7%) were suffering with diabetes for more than 6 years and 10 (8.33%) for >15 years and 66 (55%) were suffering with diabetes associated health problems in which hypertension was predominant. Mean fasting blood sugar level was 161.02 mg% and hba1c is 8.25. Self reported foot care practices revealed that, 46(38.3%) checked their feet for crack, sore, cut and callus, 71 (59.2%) wear foot ware whenever they were outside the house, 42(14.2%) never applied moisturizer /oil to maintain softness of foot skin. Chi square test showed no association of self reported foot care practices with demographic variables. The authors concluded that, findings on over all foot care practices was not enough and left broad scope for educating the diabetic clients.
How to cite this article:
Santa De, Dr. Tapati Bhattacharjee. Assessment of self reported foot care practices among diabetic clients. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(3):211-213.