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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 336) Last page : ( 338)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00078.7

Effect of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding Foot Care among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus at selected Hospital, Coimbatore

Ms. Janet J. Bini1, Mrs. Kanchana K.2,*, Dr. Nirmala T.3

1M. Sc Nursing Student, Sri Ramakrishna College of Nursing, Coimbatore

2HOD, Medical Surgical Department, Sri Ramakrishna College of Nursing, Coimbatore

3Principal, Sri Ramakrishna College of Nursing, Coimbatore

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kanchanakumar9@gmail.com

Online published on 3 January, 2020.

Abstract

Background: India is the diabetic capital of the world. Diabetic foot problems are the leading cause of hospital admissions. Daily foot care among diabetic patients prevents foot infections. Aims and Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of a structured teaching programme on foot care among patients with diabetes mellitus in improving their knowledge. Methods: Pre experimental one group pre test-post test design was adopted for the study. 60 diabetes mellitus patients were selected by using purposive sampling technique. The demographic profile was collected from the patients. Pre-test was conducted to assess the level of knowledge by using a structured questionnaire. One to one education was given to diabetic patients by using a structured teaching programme. Post test was conducted after 5 days. Results: It was identified that the pre-test mean level of knowledge score was 8.73 and standard deviations was 3.64. Post-test mean level of knowledge 10.1 and standard deviations was 3.40 with a mean difference of 1.37. Comparison between the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores revealed that there was a significant difference in the knowledge scores after the structured teaching programme (t=10.70; p<0.05). Hence, it was concluded that structured teaching programme was an effective method for providing moderate to adequate knowledge in helping the diabetes mellitus patients to enhance their knowledge to prevent diabetic foot ulcer.

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Keywords

Structured Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Diabetic Foot Care.

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