The implications of diabetic foot health-related with quality of life: A retrospective case control investigation
CitationLópez-López, L., Losa-Iglesias, M. E., Gómez-Salgado, J., Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, R., Romero-Morales, C., López-López, D., de Labra, C., & Navarro-Flores, E. (2022). The implications of diabetic foot health-related with quality of life: A retrospective case control investigation. In Journal of Tissue Viability (Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 790–793). Elsevier BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2022.07.003
AbstractBackground The diabetes people show a significant presence of foot health problems are usually all over the world, causing in big economic effects for these persons, their families and world population Objective The purpose of this research is to evaluate and relate the impact of foot health associated with the quality of life (QoL) in a group of people with and without diabetes Material and methods A total of 150 persons of a mean age of 71.45 ± 11.93 years came to a foot and ankle specialist outpatient center. Self-reported data were medical records where persons'with and without diabetes was evaluated. All findings obtained was compared with scores quality of life using the tool Foot Health Status Questionnaire, spanish version Results The diabetes group revealed a reduction of QoL linked to overall health and to foot health in particular. Differences among both groups were analyzed by means of a independent Student's t-test samples, displaying a p-value lower than 0.05 statistically significant for the domains of foot pain, foot function footwear and social capacity Conclusions Diabetes people recorded a negative influence on the QoL related with foot health, that seems to be linked with the presence of chronic disease in diabetes people.