Background: Diabetic complications are strongly attributed to poor foot care knowledge and practice. Knowledge about diabetes enables patients to play an active role in effective diabetes self-management.
Proper daily foot care is an effective part of diabetic foot ulcer [DFU] prevention and enables diabetic patients to early detect foot abnormalities and injuries, thus reduce or even prevent the risk of foot ulceration Objectives: To measure foot care knowledge and to identify possible associated factors among Egyptian diabetic patients attending three Family Medicine centers in Cairo
Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in three Family Medicine centers on140 diabetic who met the inclusion criteria. Data on foot care knowledge was collected using a structured interview questionnaire Results: More than half [62.1%] of the participants had poor foot care knowledge, 24.3% had satisfactory level and only13.6% have good knowledge. The mean of knowledge score was as follow in the three centers;El Sadis [7.18+/-2.697] El Darrasa [6.92+/-3.168] and in Saraya was [5.96+/-3.037] and no statistical difference in foot care knowledge score or grade was found between the three centers. A strong and significant relation was found between income and knowledge grade. Also Longer disease duration and history of foot ulcer were associated with good foot care knowledge
Conclusion: Poor foot care knowledge was evident among the study participants in the three Family Medicine Centers and hence interactive health educational programs targeting type 2 diabetic patients are strongly recommended
Diaa Marzouk ,Diaa Marzouk ,Rana A. El Hilaly ,Dalia G. Sos ,Nouran Fakkar ,
Foot care knowledge assessment among type 2 diabetic patients attending three family medicine centers in Cairo,
Egypt. J. Community Med. 2017;
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