Diabetic foot self-care education may improve diabetic foot ulcers (DFU); however, the project site was challenged with achieving patient compliance for diabetic foot care. The purpose of this quantitative quasi-experimental quality improvement project was to determine if the implementation of a combined diabetic foot care approach using “Diabetes and Foot Problems” by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD), “Diabetes–Taking Care of Your Feet” by MedlinePlus, and video My Feet and Diabetes by Diabetes Victoria would impact knowledge/practice scores and DFU measurements among adult diabetic patients in a wound care office in central Arizona over four weeks. Meyer’s cognitive theory of multimedia learning(CTML) and Pender’s health promotion model (HPM) provided the theoretical foundations for the project. Data on the knowledge/practices and DFU measurements were measured using the Nottingham Assessment of Functional Footcare (NAFF) and Wound Expert (health record), respectively. The total sample size was 14. A paired t-test was used to analyze the NAFF scores, which were not statistically significant (t (13) = –0.28, p = .786). However, there was clinical significance in participant compliance. Utilizing a repeating ANOVA test for DFU measurements, there was a clinical and statistical difference in pre to post-intervention (F (2,26) = 3.91, p = .033). Therefore there commendations are to sustain the project and re-analyze the results in six months to correlate clinical and statistical significance. Researchers should continue to look at diabetic compliance and cognitive response of education among diabetic patients.
|School:||Grand Canyon University|
|Department:||College of Nursing and Health Care Professions|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/8(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Educational technology, Health education|
|Keywords:||Diabetic education, Diabetic foot care education, Diabetic foot ulcer, Nottingham Assessment of Functional Footcare, Video education|
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