Determination of health care awareness at the patients toward diabetic foot in Al-Hila teaching hospital
Keywords:health care awareness, diabetic foot
Objective: The aim of the study is to determine health care awareness at the patients toward diabetic foot.
Methodology: A descriptive study was carried out in Al- Hila teaching hospital for the period of 2\7\2010 to 2\7/2011. A purposive (non-probability) sample of (200) patients. Questionnaire was constructed for the purpose of the study. Data were collected through the application of the questionnaire and interview technique. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistical approach (frequency & percentage) and inferential statistical approach (Pearson correlation and mean of score) by using of SPSS version 16.0.
Results: The study results indicated that the range of age was between (47-56) year and most of them were male, married and employed, secondary graduate they live in urban, barely sufficient of monthly income and the majority were smoking. There is moderate health care awareness of diabetic complications toward diabetic foot.
Recommendation: The study recommended that educational programs should be constructed or designed for patients toward health care awareness for newly diagnosis with diabetic, need for specialized nurses in the diabetic center and stops or reduce smoking and periodic foot exam in diabetic patient and healthy people.
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