International Journal of Endocrinology / 2018 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Incidence and Risk Factors of Diabetic Foot Ulcer: A Population-Based Diabetic Foot Cohort (ADFC Study)—Two-Year Follow-Up Study

Table 4

Comparison of preventive foot care in patients developing and not developing DFU.

VariableAll patients ()Patients developing DFU ()Patients not developing DFU () value

Washing the feet daily0.976
Yes304 (56.9)17 (56.7)287 (56.9)
No230 (43.1)13 (43.3)217 (43.1)
Daily feet self-examination0.266
Yes120 (22.5)4 (13.3)116 (23)
No414 (77.5)26 (86.7)388 (77)
Drying the feet after washing0.757
Yes54 (10.1)2 (6.7)52 (10.3)
No480 (89.9)28 (93.3)452 (89.7)
Moisturizing the feet0.617
Yes108 (20.2)5 (16.7)103 (20.4)
No426 (79.8)25 (83.3)401 (79.6)
Walking barefoot0.999
Yes14 (2.6)0 (0)14 (2.8)
No520 (97.4)30 (100)490 (97.2)
Putting the feet close to the heater0.561
Yes60 (11.2)2 (6.7)58 (11.5)
No474 (88.8)28 (93.3)446 (88.5)
Wearing slippers at home0.222
Yes39 (7.3)0 (0)39 (7.7)
No495 (92.7)30 (100)465 (92.3)
Wearing suitable socks0.999
Yes48 (9)2 (6.7)46 (9.1)
No486 (91)28 (93.3)458 (90.9)

All are presented in number (%).

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