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Effect of Nursing Instructions on Diabetic Patients’ Knowledge about Peripheral Neuropathy and Foot Care

1Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Menoufia University, Shebin Al Kom, Egypt

2Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Hail University, Hail, KSA


American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, Vol. 7 No. 4, 626-632
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-4-23
Copyright © 2019 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Salwa Abd El Gawad Sallam, J. Silvia Edison. Effect of Nursing Instructions on Diabetic Patients’ Knowledge about Peripheral Neuropathy and Foot Care. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(4):626-632. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-4-23.

Correspondence to: Salwa  Abd El Gawad Sallam, Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Menoufia University, Shebin Al Kom, Egypt. Email: salwa_sallam@yahoo.com

Abstract

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy occurs in about half of the diabetic patients and it increases the risk of foot problems. Aim: To assess the effect of nursing instructions on diabetic patients’ Knowledge about peripheral neuropathy and foot care. Research design: A quasi experimental research design was used. Sample: purposive sample was used to select 60 adult diabetic patients. Setting: outpatient diabetic clinic at King Khalid Hospital, Hail in KSA. Tools:-Structured interview questionnaire was developed by the researchers to assess sociodemographic, medical data and Diabetic patient’s knowledge about peripheral neuropathy and foot care. Results: There was a highly statistically significant improvement of the studied group total knowledge about diabetic peripheral neuropathy as well as about foot care after one week and after three months of intervention than pre intervention. Conclusion: Implementation of nursing instructions regarding peripheral neuropathy and foot care was effective in improving diabetic patients’ knowledge about them. Recommendations: Applying nursing instructions regarding peripheral neuropathy and foot care with a large sample in different settings to enhance and confirm the current results.

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