Original Article

IJMDC. 2019; 3(10): 17-22

Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Tariq Chundrigar, Eman Mohy Ibrahim Youssef, Hadeel Sameer Ashour, Marwah Hassan Turkistani, Shams Abdullah Aldosari, Tahani Mathna Altaifi, Atheer Musaad S. Altalhi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Diabetic foot (DF) complications are one of the major global public health problems of concern. Although, amputation rates vary around the world are always observed to be increased in people with diabetes compared to those without diabetes. The global health-care systems, both public and private, have been unsuccessful in managing the overwhelming problems of patients suffering from DF complications. Correct practices of foot health care are essential for reducing the incidence of foot ulcers and complication. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of DF care to determine the need to educate the community about DF care. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among Taif university students, Saudi Arabia using a multi-point questionnaire about DF care knowledge. Results: A total of 473 Taif university students had participated in this study; 60 were from medical college. Among the total, 194 had poor knowledge. We determined the influence of demographic factors on the knowledge score; it was significant with the students who had a diabetic parent/s (mean =9.78 3.89, p-value =0.000), female gender and among medical college students (mean = 9.45 3.70, 10.62 4.15, p-value =0.002). Conclusion: The result of this study showed the gap in knowledge of DF care, more importantly among medical students who would be the providers of knowledge in the near future. We recommend implementing educational programs and community awareness campaigns on DF care inside and outside the university campus.

Keywords:
Knowledge, diabetic foot care, university students, ulcer, amputation.


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Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia


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Tariq Chundrigar
Al-Hada Armed Forces Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Eman Mohy Ibrahim Youssef
Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Hadeel Sameer Ashour
Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Marwah Hassan Turkistani
Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Shams Abdullah Aldosari
Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Tahani Mathna Altaifi
Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Atheer Musaad S Altalhi
Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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. Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia; hadeel un@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 17 May 2019
Accepted 01 Jun 2019
Published online 13 Sep 2019
Published in print 26 Sep 2019

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Chundrigar T, Youssef EMI, Ashour HS, Turkistani MH, Aldosari SA, Altaifi TM, Altalhi AMS. Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(10): 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1558051722


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Chundrigar T, Youssef EMI, Ashour HS, Turkistani MH, Aldosari SA, Altaifi TM, Altalhi AMS. Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=49311 [Access: October 18, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1558051722


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Chundrigar T, Youssef EMI, Ashour HS, Turkistani MH, Aldosari SA, Altaifi TM, Altalhi AMS. Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(10): 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1558051722


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Chundrigar T, Youssef EMI, Ashour HS, Turkistani MH, Aldosari SA, Altaifi TM, Altalhi AMS. Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2019), [cited October 18, 2019]; 3(10): 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1558051722


Harvard Style

Chundrigar, T., Youssef, . E. M. I., Ashour, . H. S., Turkistani, . M. H., Aldosari, . S. A., Altaifi, . T. M. & Altalhi, . A. M. S. (2019) Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 3 (10), 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1558051722


Turabian Style

Chundrigar, Tariq, Eman Mohy Ibrahim Youssef, Hadeel Sameer Ashour, Marwah Hassan Turkistani, Shams Abdullah Aldosari, Tahani Mathna Altaifi, and Atheer Musaad S. Altalhi. 2019. Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (10), 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1558051722


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Chundrigar, Tariq, Eman Mohy Ibrahim Youssef, Hadeel Sameer Ashour, Marwah Hassan Turkistani, Shams Abdullah Aldosari, Tahani Mathna Altaifi, and Atheer Musaad S. Altalhi. "Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1558051722


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Chundrigar, Tariq, Eman Mohy Ibrahim Youssef, Hadeel Sameer Ashour, Marwah Hassan Turkistani, Shams Abdullah Aldosari, Tahani Mathna Altaifi, and Atheer Musaad S. Altalhi. "Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.10 (2019), 17-22. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1558051722


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Chundrigar, T., Youssef, . E. M. I., Ashour, . H. S., Turkistani, . M. H., Aldosari, . S. A., Altaifi, . T. M. & Altalhi, . A. M. S. (2019) Diabetic foot care knowledge among Taif University students in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (10), 17-22. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1558051722


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