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Evaluation of the effect of nurse education on patient-reported foot checks and foot care behaviour of people with diabetes receiving haemodialysis (UK)

International Literature

posted by HIIRC Admin on 2015-06-29 11:48:45.663

In this UK study, the authors investigated whether a programme of nurse education, implemented in four National Health Service dialysis units, increased the frequency with which nurses conducted foot checks on people with diabetes undergoing haemodialysis and whether this influenced self-reported foot care behaviour.

The authors conclude that the single education session for nurses, including procedures for foot examination "... can improve the routine checking of the feet of people with diabetes undergoing haemodialysis".

To read the full abstract, and for information on how to access the full text, go to: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dme.12831 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.

Brand, S.L., et al. (2015). Evaluation of the effect of nurse education on patient-reported foot checks and foot care behaviour of people with diabetes receiving haemodialysis. Diabetic Medicine, 4 June [Epub before print].