Article

Knowledge of foot care in people with diabetes in a tertiary care setting

DOI: 10.1080/22201009.2008.10872180
Author(s): Paul RheederDivision of Clinical Epidemiology and Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences,, Marie VennDepartment of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences,, Ewald de KorteDepartment of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences,, Danie van ZylDepartment of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences,

Abstract

Background. The objective of this study was to investigate levels of foot care knowledge among patients attending the diabetes clinic at Pretoria Academic Hospital by comparing the knowledge of patients with ‘at risk’ feet (ARF) to those with ‘normal/not at risk’ feet (NARF) and so assess whether the education effort by the clinic is effective.

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