A Study To Assess The Knowledge Regarding Foot Care Among Diabetic Patients Attending OPD’S At Selected Hospitals of Lucknow

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2017 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 3 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Rashmi P John
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Rashmi P John, "A Study To Assess The Knowledge Regarding Foot Care Among Diabetic Patients Attending OPD’S At Selected Hospitals of Lucknow," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 3,  no. 2, pp. 7-8, 2017. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/24547484/IJNHS-V3I2P102


In most developed countries, diabetes is now thought to be in excess of 200 million. This figure is predicted to reach 333 million by 2025 as a consequence of stress, sedentary lifestyle, and changing dietary patterns. Diabetes is the global epidemic of the 21st century and is now the fourth leading cause of death. QHO estimates that every fifth diabetic is an Indian. At present, there is no cure. This global epidemic will affect everyone, everywhere. Diabetes mellitus is a non-communicable disease with multi-organ involvement. It was known even in the ancient world as a disease that produces honey taste. Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that needs attention. The research approach used in this study was Quantitative, and the research design was a Non-experimental descriptive research design. The study was conducted in the OPD’s of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital Lucknow. Sixty of the patients with DM type- II from the 40-60 age group were selected as samples for the study. Data regarding the knowledge of the patient was collected by administering the structured questionnaire. A tool was developed to assess the knowledge of patient-related to diabetes, diabetic foot, and diabetic foot care. The population comprised of 60 diabetic patients of some hospitals at Lucknow. A purposive sampling technique is used to select the samples. The tool for data collection was in the form of multiple-choice questions. The findings of the questionnaire were according to the knowledge in which majority (41) 68.33% had good knowledge and (18) 3% patients had average knowledge, and only (1) 1.66% having poor knowledge.


Diabetes, Foot ulcer, foot care.


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