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This research aimed to study the predictors of preventing behaviors for foot ulcer in patients with Diabetes Mellitus type II. The purposes were to preventing foot ulcer and the predictive factors between the perception of preventing foot ulcer, the awareness of preventing foot ulcer, perception in self efficacy of preventing foot ulcer and social support in Out Patient department, Uttaradit hospital. The samples who met inclusion criteria were 85 Diabetes Mellitus patients in Out Patient Department, Uttaradit hospital. The research instruments included the questionnaire of the perception of preventing foot ulcer, the questionnaire of the awareness of preventing foot ulcer, the questionnaire of perception in self efficacy of preventing foot ulcer, the questionnaire of social support, and the questionnaire of preventing behavior for foot ulcer. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. The finding revealed that 1) preventing behaviors for foot ulcer in patients with Diabetes Mellitus type II, had a good mean score. 2) perception of preventing foot ulcer, the awareness of preventing foot ulcer, perception in self efficacy to preventing foot ulcer, and social support were able to predict for 45% (R2=.45, F=16.342, p<.01).
The result suggested that nurse should develop the program for promoting the awareness of preventing foot ulcer, perception in preventing foot ulcer, perception in self efficacy to preventing foot ulcer and social support that promote preventing behavior of foot ulcer.
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