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dc.contributor.authorBranch, Jennifer
dc.date.issued2019
dc.descriptionPaper approved May 2019 by the faculty of UMKC in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice
dc.descriptionApproved May 2019 by the faculty of UMKC in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Nursing Practice
dc.description.abstractIn the United States, 30 million individuals are affected by type 2 diabetes, with all at risk for complications and decreased quality of life. Diabetic foot ulcers and amputations cost $4.9 billion annually in the U.S. but can be prevented through patient-driven self-care. The purpose of this project was to determine if interactive diabetic foot exam patient education impacts self-foot exam frequency and to examine perceived barriers for daily self-foot exams in type 2 diabetic patients over the age of 50 during a five-month period at an outpatient clinic setting. The quasi-experimental project used a single group design with pre and post-intervention evaluation. Participants from convenience sampling included 106 patients from a Midwest outpatient medical practice. The evidence-based project intervention included written and verbal interactive education emphasizing the skills, ease, and importance of daily self-foot exams. The number of diabetics who perform self foot exams was assessed before and after the educational intervention, along with patient-perceived barriers to performing daily self-foot exams using the Diabetic Foot Ulcer Health Belief Scale. The number of patients who reported performing daily self-foot exams was higher than expected on the pre assessment. Interactive education prompted increased self-foot exams in 74 paired pre-post assessments. The published evidence and project results support that healthcare providers should discuss specific self-foot exam criteria when educating and assessing the frequency of daily self foot exams. Emphasizing the importance of diabetic self-foot care while being mindful of common barriers can increase patient performed exams and lead to improved outcomeseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/68400
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri -- Kansas Cityeng
dc.rightsOpen Access (fully available)
dc.rights.holderCopyright retained by author
dc.subjecttype 2 diabetes
dc.subjectinteractive education
dc.subjectfoot ulcer
dc.subjectself-foot exam
dc.titleEffect of Interactive Education on Self-foot Exams in Type 2 Diabeteseng
dc.typePapereng
thesis.degree.disciplineNursing (UMKC)
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas City
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameD.N.P.


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