Proceedings of the Health Science International Conference (HSIC 2017)

Simple Foot Elevator (SFE) Tools to Promote Comfort for Diabetic Patient during Wound Care

Authors
Nuh Huda, Dini Mei Widayanti
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Nuh Huda
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.31How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Diabetic foot wounds, SFE, Comfort
Abstract
Increasing the number of patients with DM, complications are also increasing, one of them is ulceration of the lower leg, with or without infection and cause damage to the underlying tissue, hereinafter referred to as diabetic foot (KD) or diabetic foot wound. In the world, the number of diabetic foot patients is expected to continue to rise. Objective: This study is to analyze the comfort of patients and nurses when performed wound care with a simple foot elevator (SFE) tool. This type of research is quasi experimental Pre and Post Test Without Control Design by creating a prototype called SFE. It was then tested on 30 DM patients with diabetic ulcer complications in the lower extremity and 12 nurses. The variables of this study were to measure the comfort of patients and nurses when using SFE through a questionnaire. Data processing research with Mann Withney test with significance level (α = 0,05) or CI = 95%. Results : Mann Whitney Test Result research on the use of SFE in diabetic foot wound patients that nurse comfort value in performing diabetic ulcer treatment p = 0.001, patient comfort p = 0.001 (p <α = 0.005). Conclusion: The use of SFE aids in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds can provided the comfort of nurses and patients. So it can be recommended as one alternative tool that can be used in wound care
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Health Science International Conference (HSIC 2017)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
October 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-413-2
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.31How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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