Effectiveness of Audiovisual Aid in Diabetic Foot Education in Outpatient Setting: A Randomized Control Trial


Prof Viveka P Jyotsna, New Delhi    01 February 2018

healthcare personnel give little/no attention to education about foot care, until patients present with a foot ulcer. On the other hand, simple health education measures can improve both the knowledge and practice regarding diabetic foot care. Both the intervention and control groups in this study were given a questionnaire to fill up. Both groups then received routine care provided by healthcare personnel in the OPD. Significant improvement in diabetic foot knowledge and foot care behavior was noted in the intervention group, compared to controls. Audiovisual aid is an effective and feasible means to improve foot care knowledge and practice. Regular reinforcement for foot care education through audiovisual aid in OPD waiting hours is a good option.

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