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18 / 12 / 2023

 


Knowledge and awareness of diabetic foot ulcers among patients with diabetes in the Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Nasser Asiri, Mohammed Abdullah A. Alghamdi, Abdullah Ali S. Alghamdi, Alzahrani Yasir Abdullah, Mohammed Ahmed A. Alghamdi.


Abstract
Objective:
This study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practice of diabetic foot care among patients with diabetes in Baha, Saudi Arabia
Methods:
This cross-sectional was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire that included questions on demographic data, knowledge, attitude, and practice towards diabetic foot care.
Results:
The study found that half of the participants had inadequate knowledge about diabetic foot care. Only 64.7% participants had a positive attitude and practice towards diabetic foot care. There was a significant association between knowledge and attitude and practice (p<0.001) towards diabetic foot care. Participants with adequate knowledge had a more positive attitude and practice towards diabetic foot care as compared to participants with inadequate knowledge.
Conclusion:
The study revealed that half of the participants had inadequate knowledge about diabetic foot care. This highlighted the need for educational interventions to improve the knowledge, attitude, and practice of patients with diabetes about diabetic foot care. Healthcare providers should provide comprehensive education and information about diabetic foot to patients with diabetes to improve their attitude and practice towards diabetic foot care.

Key words: patients with diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, knowledge and awareness


 
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Asiri MN, Alghamdi MAA, Alghamdi AAS, Abdullah AY, Alghamdi MAA. Knowledge and awareness of diabetic foot ulcers among patients with diabetes in the Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2024; 8(1): 077-083. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697183663


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Asiri MN, Alghamdi MAA, Alghamdi AAS, Abdullah AY, Alghamdi MAA. Knowledge and awareness of diabetic foot ulcers among patients with diabetes in the Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=172996 [Access: March 26, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697183663


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Asiri MN, Alghamdi MAA, Alghamdi AAS, Abdullah AY, Alghamdi MAA. Knowledge and awareness of diabetic foot ulcers among patients with diabetes in the Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2024; 8(1): 077-083. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697183663



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Asiri MN, Alghamdi MAA, Alghamdi AAS, Abdullah AY, Alghamdi MAA. Knowledge and awareness of diabetic foot ulcers among patients with diabetes in the Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2024), [cited March 26, 2024]; 8(1): 077-083. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697183663



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Asiri, M. N., Alghamdi, . M. A. A., Alghamdi, . A. A. S., Abdullah, . A. Y. & Alghamdi, . M. A. A. (2024) Knowledge and awareness of diabetic foot ulcers among patients with diabetes in the Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 8 (1), 077-083. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697183663



Turabian Style

Asiri, Mohammed Nasser, Mohammed Abdullah A. Alghamdi, Abdullah Ali S. Alghamdi, Alzahrani Yasir Abdullah, and Mohammed Ahmed A. Alghamdi. 2024. Knowledge and awareness of diabetic foot ulcers among patients with diabetes in the Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (1), 077-083. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697183663



Chicago Style

Asiri, Mohammed Nasser, Mohammed Abdullah A. Alghamdi, Abdullah Ali S. Alghamdi, Alzahrani Yasir Abdullah, and Mohammed Ahmed A. Alghamdi. "Knowledge and awareness of diabetic foot ulcers among patients with diabetes in the Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8 (2024), 077-083. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697183663



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Asiri, Mohammed Nasser, Mohammed Abdullah A. Alghamdi, Abdullah Ali S. Alghamdi, Alzahrani Yasir Abdullah, and Mohammed Ahmed A. Alghamdi. "Knowledge and awareness of diabetic foot ulcers among patients with diabetes in the Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 8.1 (2024), 077-083. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697183663



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Asiri, M. N., Alghamdi, . M. A. A., Alghamdi, . A. A. S., Abdullah, . A. Y. & Alghamdi, . M. A. A. (2024) Knowledge and awareness of diabetic foot ulcers among patients with diabetes in the Al-Baha region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 8 (1), 077-083. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1697183663





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