The authors conducted a hospital-based study for Saudi Arabian patients with diabetic foot disease to explore the knowledge and foot care practice among diabetic patients.
This study was conducted with 350 subjects (225 males and 125 females) recruited from different hospitals in the capital city of Saudi Arabia.
Data were analysed using means, standard deviations, and cumulative frequency percentages.
Sixty percent of patients were taking oral medication, 27.1% were using insulin therapy, 10% of them were using both oral and insulin therapies, and 10% of the total sample was on a diet.
Sixty-four percent of patients had a high risk based on previous ulceration, amputation, or the presence of more than one risk factor (such as the loss of sensation or signs of peripheral vascular disease with callus /deformity).
Although the majority of participants received a high school or university level education, 19.4% of patients were illiterates.
The results of the study exposed that less educated patients are the least knowledgeable about foot care and an awareness programme is required to increase diabetic foot care knowledge in Saudi Arabian populations.
Illiterate participants, however, received more attention in an effort to increase understanding regarding this disease and future complications.
Half of the subjects chosen for the study were aware and knowledgeable about diabetes disease foot care.
The results indicated that 42.6% take regular care of their feet, 28.9% find proper fitting footwear, and 28.3% monitor their feet for minor injuries.
The findings also showed that the majority of patients reported obtaining knowledge of proper foot care from magazines or the internet, indicating that awareness programmes are important and need to be implemented on hospital premises.
Copyright 2017 MASS4D® All rights reserved.
Rehabilitation of Your Foot and Lower Back Conditions.
Long Lasting Wear
Strong Foot Support
Easy to use
Handmade MASS4D® Quality
Sign up for free recommended foot exercises, stretching, medical news and everything good for your feet
Please have a a look at our medical reviews and clinical articles on everything about lower biomechanics.
You should always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions.
The content, products and services offered herein, are here to educate consumers on healthcare and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. Nothing in the content, products or services should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This site and its services do not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing or other professional healthcare advice, diagnosis or treatment.
The marks "MASS4D" and the MASS4D logo are trademarks. The content and design of MASS4D.com is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, display, transmit or frame any of these materials without prior written consent from MASS4D®.
The content, products or services on this site should not be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Included materials and conversations do not imply a personalised doctor-patient relationship.
Copyright and Intellectual property
MASS4D® and Logo are registered trademarks of MASS4D Inc. All content, trademarks, artwork, and associated imagery are trademarks and/or copyright material of MASS4D® Inc.