A study to assess the high risk of diabetic foot among diabetic patients living in selected area at Nellore, A.P.
Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam
Background: Diabetic foot complications are the most common cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the industrialized world. The risk of lower extremity amputation is 15 to 46 times higher in diabetics than in persons who do not have diabetes mellitus. Furthermore, foot complications are the most frequent reason for hospitalization in patients with diabetes, accounting for up to 25% of all diabetic admissions in the United States and Great Britain.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the high risk of diabetic foot among diabetic patients.
1.To determine the high risk of diabetic foot among diabetic clients.
2.To find out the association between demographic variables and high risk of diabetic foot among diabetic clients.
Methodology: 100 patients with diabetes living Manubolu Village at Nellore were selected by using random sampling method.
Results: Regarding the high risk of diabetic foot among diabetes mellitus patients, 22(22%) had low risk, 73(73%) had moderate risk and 5(5%) had high risk of diabetic foot.