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Advances in Nursing
Volume 2015, Article ID 934623, 9 pages
Research Article

Knowledge, Practice, and Barriers of Foot Care among Diabetic Patients Attending Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia

1Department of Nursing, Aksum University, Aksum, Ethiopia
2Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Received 1 August 2014; Revised 13 November 2014; Accepted 8 December 2014

Academic Editor: Ann M. Mitchell

Copyright © 2015 Awole Seid and Yosief Tsige. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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