Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 95-100

Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Manea Ali Abdullah Al-Jarallah, Mohammed Aboud Abdullah Alqahtani, Saad Thamer A Alshahrani, Nawaf Amer Abdullah Alshahrani, Abdullah Ali Mohammed Alshehri.

ABSTRACT

Background: Diabetic foot is one of the major complications of diabetes due to the uncontrolled blood glucose levels as well as poor foot care. It can lead to significant morbidity, especially if amputation is needed. The appropriate level of knowledge toward diabetic foot care can reduce the occurrence of diabetic foot complications. This survey analysis aims to explore the level of knowledge as well as the attitude of diabetic patients in Aseer, Saudi Arabia, toward diabetic foot care. Methodology: A self-administered structured questionnaire was distributed in outpatient clinics to diabetic patients, including questions on the diabetic foot care as well as attitude of the responders on their foot care in addition to socio-demographic data. Data analysis was done through Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) program version 22. Results: The overall mean score for both knowledge (11.01 2.591) and attitude (29.17 7.451) were found low. Females appeared to have a significantly higher level of knowledge (p-value = 0.004), as well as attitude (p-value = 0.035), compared to males. Patients who had previous training or attended workshops on diabetic foot care had a significantly higher score in both knowledge (p-value = 0.027) and attitude (p-value = 0.032) sections. Conclusion: The level of knowledge and behavior of diabetic patients in Aseer area, Saudi Arabia were found unsatisfactory. Further studies should examine the level of knowledge and practice of diabetic foot toward diabetic foot care in other areas in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
Diabetic foot care, Saudi Arabia


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Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Manea Ali Abdullah Al-Jarallah
Asser Central Hospital (ACH), Ministry of Health, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Aboud Abdullah Alqahtani
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Saad Thamer A Alshahrani
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Nawaf Amer Abdullah Alshahrani
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Ali Mohammed Alshehri
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mohammed Aboud Abdullah, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.; dr.mohdd1@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 20 Oct 2019
Accepted 14 Dec 2019
Published online 02 Jan 2020
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Al-Jarallah MAA, Alqahtani MAA, Alshahrani STA, Alshahrani NAA, Alshehri AAM. Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 95-100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571552077


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Al-Jarallah MAA, Alqahtani MAA, Alshahrani STA, Alshahrani NAA, Alshehri AAM. Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=70319 [Access: January 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571552077


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Al-Jarallah MAA, Alqahtani MAA, Alshahrani STA, Alshahrani NAA, Alshehri AAM. Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 95-100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571552077


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Al-Jarallah MAA, Alqahtani MAA, Alshahrani STA, Alshahrani NAA, Alshehri AAM. Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 25, 2020]; 4(1): 95-100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571552077


Harvard Style

Al-Jarallah, M. A. A., Alqahtani, . M. A. A., Alshahrani, . S. T. A., Alshahrani, . N. A. A. & Alshehri, . A. A. M. (2020) Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (1), 95-100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571552077


Turabian Style

Al-Jarallah, Manea Ali Abdullah, Mohammed Aboud Abdullah Alqahtani, Saad Thamer A Alshahrani, Nawaf Amer Abdullah Alshahrani, and Abdullah Ali Mohammed Alshehri. 2020. Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 95-100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571552077


Chicago Style

Al-Jarallah, Manea Ali Abdullah, Mohammed Aboud Abdullah Alqahtani, Saad Thamer A Alshahrani, Nawaf Amer Abdullah Alshahrani, and Abdullah Ali Mohammed Alshehri. "Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 95-100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571552077


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Al-Jarallah, Manea Ali Abdullah, Mohammed Aboud Abdullah Alqahtani, Saad Thamer A Alshahrani, Nawaf Amer Abdullah Alshahrani, and Abdullah Ali Mohammed Alshehri. "Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 95-100. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571552077


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Al-Jarallah, M. A. A., Alqahtani, . M. A. A., Alshahrani, . S. T. A., Alshahrani, . N. A. A. & Alshehri, . A. A. M. (2020) Knowledge and practice of diabetic foot care among diabetic patients in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 95-100. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1571552077


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