Simple Foot Elevator (SFE) Tools to Promote Comfort for Diabetic Patient during Wound Care
Nuh Huda, Dini Mei Widayanti
Available Online October 2017.
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- Diabetic foot wounds, SFE, Comfort
- 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 (Î± = 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 <Î± = 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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TY - CONF AU - Nuh Huda AU - Dini Mei Widayanti PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - Simple Foot Elevator (SFE) Tools to Promote Comfort for Diabetic Patient during Wound Care BT - Proceedings of the Health Science International Conference (HSIC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 193 EP - 199 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.31 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.31 ID - Huda2017/10 ER -