Patients
Male, [n (%)] N = 215   155 (72%)
Age [mean (SD)] N = 213 62.5 (10.3)
Place of residence [n (%)] N = 214 Rural area 46 (21%)
Urban area of less than 10 thousand. 8 (4%)
Urban area of 10-20 thousand. 8 (4%)
Urban area of 20-50 thousand. 22 (10%)
Urban area of 50-100 thousand. 18 (8%)
Urban area of 100-500 thousand. 14 (7%)
Urban area of more than 500 thousand. 98 (46%)
Education [n (%)] N = 215 Primary 44 (20%)
Secondary 129 (60%)
Higher 42 (20%)
Type of diabetes [n (%)] N = 213 Type 1 27 (13%)
Type 2 183 (86%)
Other 3 (1%)
Time (years) from diagnosis of diabetes [mean (SD)] N = 211 17.8 (11.5)
Time (years) from diagnosis of DFS [mean (SD)] N = 212 4.4 (4.8)
Time (weeks) of actual ulcer treatment [mean (SD)] N = 213 53.1 (98.8)
Size of ulcers in sq cm [mean (SD)] N = 213 6.9 (18.6)
Perfusion [n (%)] N = 209 Grade 1 111 (53%)
Grade 2 86 (41%)
Grade 3 12 (6%)
Depth/tissue loss [n (%)] N = 212 Grade 1 85 (40%)
Grade 2 82 (39%)
Grade 3 45 (21%)
Infection [n (%)] N = 212 Grade 1 98 (46%)
Grade 2 64 (30%)
Grade 3 46 (22%)
Grade 1 4 (2%)
Sensation [n (%)] N = 212 Grade 1 23 (11%)
Grade 2 189 (89%)
Number of limbs affected [n (%)] N = 193 One 185 (96%)
Both 8 (4%)
Caregivers
   
Male, [n (%)] N = 54 14 (26%)
Age [mean (SD)] N = 54 45.8 (11.2)
Place of residence [n (%)] N = 53 Rural area 14 (26%)
Urban area of less than 10 thousand. 2 (4%)
Urban area of 10-20 thousand. 1 (2%)
Urban area of 20-50 thousand. 9 (17%)
Urban area of 50-100 thousand. 2 (4%)
Urban area of 100-500 thousand. 3 (6%)
Urban area of more than 500 thousand. 22 (42%)
Education [n (%)] N = 54 Primary 2 (4%)
Secondary 26 (48%)
Higher 26 (48%)
Relationship to DFS patient [n (%)] (N = 54) Siblings 2 (4%)
Child 15 (28%)
Parents 2 (4%)
Husband/wife 31 (57%)
Other 4 (7%)
Table 1: Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients and caregivers