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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 44) Last page : ( 48)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00011.7

Study on Health Outcomes in Diabetic Patients-Association Between Diabetic Foot Ulcer and Psychological Distress

Maheshwari P.*, Pavithra D., Neethu T.T., Shanmugarajan T.S., Shanmugasundaram P.

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels University (VISTAS), Chennai-600117, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mahe.mpharm@gmail.com

Online published on 29 April, 2017.


Aim and Objectives

The main aim of the study is to compare the levels of anxiety and depression, psychological distress between persons with diabetes with a history of foot ulcer, persons without history of foot ulcer and persons without diabetes.

Materials and Methods

This study which includes prospective study. The study was done in a five different general medicine department and were carried out for a period of 6 months on both in-patient and out-patients in general medicine department. Chi-square is used to differeniate the incidence of anxiey and depression between patients with diabetic foot ulcer and diabetes without foot ulcer.

Result and Discussion

A total of 90 patients were screened. Out of selected 90 patients, the age of 20–29 years 5(6%) were males and females, in the age of 30–39 years 14(15%), in the age of 40–49 years 24(27%), in the age of above 50–59 years 45(50%) and in the age of 60 years 2(2%%) were found.


In this study the Abnormal anxiety and depression levels are more in diabetic foot ulcer when compared to those with diabetes. There was significant association found between diabetes, diabetic foot ulcer and psychological distress.



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