The Guidelines for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention
Keywords:Diabetik foot ulcer, diabetik foot ulcer prevention, diabetic foot ulcer and diabetes mellitus
Background: The Stetler Model of Research Utilization (2001) was applied for implementing the evidence-based practice related diabetic foot problem prevention. Data collection was carried out from March to April 2019. The target population was 20 nurses who work at IPD of provincial hospital and 20 nurses who worked at IPD of city hospital in Pontianak, West Borneo, Indonesia.
Purpose: This study aimed to implement the guidelines for diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) prevention in DM patients
Methods: The study instruments included: 1) guidelines for DFU prevention, 2) nursing competency for DFU prevention, 3) nurse opinion questionnaire, and 4) nurse agreement on guideline. The content validity of the Nurse Opinion Questionnaire was 1.0 and Nursing Competency for DFU prevention was 1.0. The internal consistency of Nurse Agreement on Guideline using Cronbach’s alpha was 0.89. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics.
Results: The study findings showed that: the guidelines of DFU prevention in DM patients who admitted into the hospital has been implemented, and most nurses agreed with all of the guideline statements. The agreement levels ranged from agree to strongly agree. Similar result of nurse opinion on guideline implementation, all nurses agreed with all of the statements. The agreement levels ranged from agree to strongly agree.
Conclusions: the guidelines of DFU prevention are useful for nursing practice. Nurses who work with DM patients in in-patient units can use the guidelines for DFU prevention which include assess of diabetic risk, categorize diabetic of risk, and provide the foot care intervention.
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