Foot ulcers and amputations are a major cause morbidity, disability as well as emotional and physical costs for people with diabetes. Good knowledge on foot care well reduce the risk of diabetic foot complications and ultimately amputation.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge on foot care among type-2 diabetic clients at SVIMS OPD, Tirupati.
Methods: A descriptive study was conducted on clients who were comes to Endocrinology SVIMS OPD, Tirupati, in the year of 2017. They were interviewed with checklist of 28 ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions on foot care knowledge.
Analysis: The level of knowledge, whether good or poor, was determined based on the median score of each category. The result was tested using a Chi-square test.
Result: A total of 100 clients were included in this study. The majority of the clients (44%) had moderate knowledge, while (29%) had adequate knowledge and remaining (27%) had inadequate knowledge on foot care.
Conclusion and recommendations: There is a significant association between knowledge levels on diabetic foot care with the socio-demographic variables. These findings suggested that extensive health education program were needed to bring awareness among type-2 diabetic clients. So nurses need to encourage by organizing health education program on foot care among type-2 diabetic clients.