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Intensive education improves knowledge, compliance, and foot problems in type 2 diabetes

Abstract

Despite the established role of foot care education in diabetes management, reports evaluating such interventions are rare. The effectiveness of an intensive foot care intervention programme and a conventional one were therefore compared in Type 2 diabetes. The intensive group showed significantly greater improvements than the conventional group in foot care knowledge (p less than 0.001), compliance with the recommended foot care routine (p = 0.012), and compliance with the initial advice to consult a podiatrist (other than the project podiatrist) for further treatment (p = 0.008). At the first follow-up visit the intensive group also showed a significantly greater reduction in the number of foot problems requiring treatment than the conventional group.

Type Journal
ISBN 0742-3071 (Print)
Authors Barth, R.;Campbell, L. V.;Allen, S.;Jupp, J. J.;Chisholm, D. J. :
Publisher Name DIABETIC MED
Published Date 1991-01-01 00:00:00
Published Volume 8
Published Issue 2
Published Pages 111-7
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=1827394
Status Published In-print