Perceptions about foot complications among people with newly diagnosed diabetes.



Akhtar, R and Carline, Tom (2010) Perceptions about foot complications among people with newly diagnosed diabetes. The Diabetic Foot Journal, 13 (4). pp. 170-176.

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Abstract

The authors investigated the perceptions of diabetic foot disease and self-care of the foot among people newly diagnosed with diabetes. Four people with diabetes (duration <6 months) participated in a focus group. Although participants knew of foot ulcers, most were unsure what they were, knowledge about ulcer causes and consequences was limited and awareness of self-care practices was poor. Perceptions about the diabetic foot need to be explored and better understood if early and effective interventions are to improve self-care of the foot and reduce ulceration.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Podiatry
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2011 11:43
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:59
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2321

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