An Improvement in Compliance for Foot Care in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes with a Teaching SessionSatya Ranjan Patra1* and G. Jahnavi2
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- Dr. Satya Ranjan Patra
Associate Professor, Dept. of General Surgery
Madha Medical College, Thandlam, Kovur (Near Porur)
District–Kancheepuram Chennai 600122 (Tamil Nadu) India
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Received Date: April 26, 2011; Accepted Date: May 18, 2011; Published Date: May 19, 2011
Citation: Patra SR, Jahnavi G (2011) An Improvement in Compliance for Foot Care in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes with a Teaching Session. J Diabetes Metab 2:130. doi:10.4172/2155-6156.1000130
Copyright: © 2011 Patra SR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Is teaching material actually effective in imparting knowledge and molding attitude? The objective of the study was to implement an educational program in our rural health center Veleru and to evaluate its effect on the foot care of the diabetes patients. This study was conducted to assess the compliance of patients after educating them about foot care. Methods: Improvement in knowledge about foot care and the compliance in the patient population were studied by giving a questionnaire before the teaching session after the teaching session and at one month follow up in 40 type2 diabetic patients residing in the catchment area of the rural health center Veleru. Ninety three percent of the patients did not have any knowledge regarding foot care prior to the education session. Results: Immediately after the education session 93% of the patients could answer correctly and after 1 month follow up it was seen that 57% of all the patients had incorporated the recommendations for foot care. Conclusion: All diabetic patients if given proper education and guidance regarding foot care would be able to make a significant improvement in their life style which is helpful to avoid amputations.