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Clin Nurs Res. 2014 Dec;23(6):627-43. doi: 10.1177/1054773813491282. Epub 2013 Jul 3.

Improving foot self-care knowledge, self-efficacy, and behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes at low risk for foot ulceration: a pilot study.

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1
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada lifeng.fan@mail.utoronto.ca.
2
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
3
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

The pilot study aimed to explore the effects of an educational intervention on patients' foot self-care knowledge, self-efficacy, and behaviors in adult patients with type 2 diabetes at low risk for foot ulceration. The intervention consisted of three sessions and was given over a 3-week period. A total of 70 eligible consenting participants were recruited for this pilot study. Fifty-six participants completed the study. The outcomes were assessed at pretest, following the first two sessions, and 3-month follow-up. The findings indicated that the foot self-care educational intervention was effective in improving foot self-care knowledge, self-efficacy and behaviors in adult patients with type 2 diabetes at low risk for foot ulceration. The findings support the effects of the intervention. Future research should evaluate its efficacy using a randomized clinical trial design, and a large sample of patients with type 2 diabetes at low risk for foot ulcerations.

KEYWORDS:

behavior; diabetes; educational intervention; foot self-care; foot ulceration; knowledge; low risk; self-efficacy

PMID:
23823459
DOI:
10.1177/1054773813491282
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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