Diabetes nurse educators' prioritized elder foot care behaviors
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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify diabetes nurse educators' perceptions of the most important foot care behaviors for elderly people to enact in daily care.
METHODS: A structured, open-ended questionnaire was mailed to a regionally stratified random sample of 90 diabetes nurse educators. Subjects were asked to identify and rank order 8 foot care behaviors perceived important for elderly people with diabetes to enact daily. Data were transcribed and coded into categories and domains using descriptive content analysis.
RESULTS: Forty-seven diabetes nurse educators responded with a total of 346 foot care behaviors perceived important for elders. Twenty-one major foot care behavior content categories were grouped into 4 domains of descending importance: foot/nail care, footwear/shoes, general health, and foot emergencies.
CONCLUSIONS: Diabetes nurse educators generated a range of baseline data for developing a reliable, valid, and patient foot care knowledge outcome measure to support national diabetes patient education and self-management program guidelines.
Attitude of Health Personnel, Diabetes Educators, Foot Care -- In Old Age, Health Behavior -- In Old Age, Self Care -- In Old Age, Funding Source, Aged, Content Analysis, Descriptive Research, Mail, Qualitative Studies, Questionnaires, Stratified Random Sample, Human
Published Article/Book Citation
Diabetes Educator, 31:6 (2005) pp.858-868. DOI:10.1002/ajmg.b.30479 ER.
Diabetes Educator. 2005 Jan;31(6):858-868.