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Diabetes nurse educators' prioritized elder foot care behaviors
Diabetes Educator
  • N. C. Martinez, University of Iowa
  • Toni Tripp-Reimer, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
1-1-2005
NLM Title Abbreviation
Diabetes Educ
PubMed ID
16288093
DOI of Published Version
10.1002/ajmg.b.30479 ER
Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • 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.
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Citation Information
Diabetes Educator. 2005 Jan;31(6):858-868.