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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2248) Last page : ( 2250)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00416.X

Improvement of patient compliance through patient counselling in patients with diabetic foot ulcer

Maheshwari P.*, Nirenjen S., Bergin R. V. Bibi, Pavithradevi M., Arun Sanjana, Shanmugasundaram P.

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

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

Online published on 24 August, 2018.

Abstract

Objectives

This project was aimed at educating health care workers (HCWs) in a tertiary health care clinic to increase diabetic foot screening practices.

Methods

A total of 120 patients enrolled in the study from general medicine department in tertiary care hospital. The documented data were evaluated for use of improvement of patient counselling for diabetic foot ulcer patients.

Results

Improvement of patient counselling, an intensified prevention strategy including patient education, foot care and footwear is cost-effective if the risk for foot ulcers and lower extremity amputations canbe reduced by 25%. This is valid for all patients with diabetes except those with no specific risk factors. A total of 120 diabetic foot ulcer patients were included in the study. All those who were included in the study were from <40 to 70>years. In the study out of 120 patents 2.25% of patients were in the age of less than 40years, 11.6% of patients were in the group of 41-50years, 21.66% of patients were age group of 51-60years, 34.16% of patients were in the age group of 61–70%years and 30% of patients were in the age group of more than 70 years. Totally120 patients were studied in this study. Patient counselling is given to the patients under the age groups of 30–70.

Conclusion

Overall the study results conclude that, the findings showed a significant improvement in the number of diabetic patients screened. By giving the patient counseling to foot ulcer patients, it proved to be motivational and can be used in the planning of the next cycle.

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Keywords

Foot ulcer, Patient counseling, Diabetes, Patient compliance.

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