Title

Knowledge and practice of foot self-care among Jordanians with diabetes: An interview-based survey study

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Mark Allen Healthcare

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery / Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research

RAS ID

18043

Comments

This article was originally published as: Abu-Qamar, M. (2014). Knowledge and practice of foot self-care among Jordanians with diabetes: An interview-based survey study . Journal of Wound Care, 23(5), 247-254. Original article available here.

Abstract

Objective: To examine knowledge and practice of foot care among Jordanian patients with diabetes. Method: An ethically-approved Arabic language questionnaire was used to interview participants recruited from five Jordanian governorates. Data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 16). Total scores for knowledge and practice were computed, and were classified as poor (70%). l Results: Out of 1085 participants, 51.1% were males and 48.8% were females. The average age was 53.3 years (SD=13.3 years), with over half (54.0%) were between 41–60 years of age. More than half of knowledge scores were within the range “good”, in which there was around 6% of the practice scores. Those classified as having poor knowledge amounted to 7.2%, whilst those classified as exercising poor practice amounted to 42%. Statistically significant associations were established between level of education and knowledge (p

DOI

10.1016/j.burns.2014.05.003

Access Rights

Not open access