Effects of Foot Care Behaviors Promoting Program among Diabetic Patients in Phra That Sub-district, Chiang Khwan District, Roi Et Province
Keywords:Foot care behaviors promoting program, Diabetic patients, Self-efficacy, Foot care behaviors
This study was the Quasi-Experimental Research, which was one group pretest-posttest design, aimed to study the effects of foot care behaviors promoting program among 41 persons of diabetic patients, who received health service of Phra That Tambon Health Promoting Hospitals in Chiang Khwan district, Roi-Et province. The samples were selected by purposive sampling, according to specified criteria and received the foot care behaviors promoting program which applied from the concept of self-efficacy and social support for 12 weeks. Data were collected by using questionnaires with 0.85 of content validity index and 0.83 of reliability. Descriptive statistic had been used frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Comparative analysis were used Paired Sample t-test at 0.05 level of significant.
After the implementation, the results found that the diabetic patients had higher mean score of knowledge about foot care, self-efficacy of foot care and foot care behaviors than before the intervention with statistically significant (p-value < 0.001)
Conclusion and recommendation: This foot care promoting program could effect to the knowledge about foot care, self-efficacy of foot care and foot care behaviors in diabetic patients. It should be proceeded continuously to prevent foot complications in the long term and should be applied for the diabetic patients in other areas which a similar contexts.
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