Behaviors predicting foot lesions in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

Jeffrey G. Suico, Deanna J. Marriott, Frank Vinicor, Debra Litzelman

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Abstract

Associations between specific foot-care behaviors and foot lesions in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus were prospectively investigated. Data from a randomized controlled trial for preventing diabetic foot lesions were analyzed as a prospective cohort using logistic regression. Independent variables included foot-care behaviors, patient self-foot examination, going barefoot, availability of foot-care assistance, and visits to health-care providers. The dependent variable was a foot wound on each foot at follow-up. In the final multivariate model, patients who rarely lubricated their feet had an increased risk of foot lesions. Increasing patient use of emollients may be key to preventing foot lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-484
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Foot
Emollients
Diabetic Foot
Health Personnel
Patient Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Logistic Models
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Foot lesions
  • Multivariate modeling
  • Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)
  • Prevention

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  • Internal Medicine

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Behaviors predicting foot lesions in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. / Suico, Jeffrey G.; Marriott, Deanna J.; Vinicor, Frank; Litzelman, Debra.

In: Journal of General Internal Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 7, 1998, p. 482-484.

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Suico, Jeffrey G. ; Marriott, Deanna J. ; Vinicor, Frank ; Litzelman, Debra. / Behaviors predicting foot lesions in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. In: Journal of General Internal Medicine. 1998 ; Vol. 13, No. 7. pp. 482-484.
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