Duration of Diabetic Correlated Diseases With Diabetic Foot Ulcers at Dr Moewardi Hospital of Surakarta
Purwanti, Okti Sri
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The duration of diabetes disease can make non-adherent patients in the management of diabetes. Lack of proper diabetes management will cause complications. One of the complications that affect the patient’s quality of life is foot ulcer. The purpose of this study was to find the relationship between the duration of disease and diabetic foot ulcers. This research used observational analytic study with case-control methods. It used purposive sampling in 34 diabetes mellitus patients with foot ulcers and 34 diabetes mellitus patients without foot ulcers. The research instruments were the use interview about the duration of diabetes and the observation of foot ulcer of diabetic patients. The result showed there was no relationship between the duration of disease and the incidence of foot ulcers in the Dr. Moewardi hospital. The respondents who suffered from diabetes for more or equal to five years had the possibility of ulceration of 1.895 times compared with the respondents who suffered from diabetes for less than five years. The research recommended the necessity of organizing screening and education about foot ulcer on diabetic patients.