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|1.||Ph.D (Orthopaedics and Trauma)||National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Lagos||2002|
The impact of footwear,level of education and other risk factors on the prevention of foot ulcers in Nigerian diabetics
This is a prospective study on the assessment of risk factors associated with foot ulceration and the impact of the level of education in Nigerian diabetics. The bio-data of all consecutively seen diagnosed diabetes mellitus patients attending the endocrinology clinic were obtained. A questionnaire was filled for each patient The study involves the analysis of the footwear patients present with on their regular visit to the endocrinology clinic of the Lagos state university teaching hospital Ikeja. The feet are also examined for deformities and ulcers. Clinical photographs of the foot wear worn by the patient were taken. Footwear were categorized as safe, unsafe and dangerous based on how exposed the foot was, how pliant the footwear material was and if it was indenting on the feet. Data obtained were analyzed using relevant statistical tools. Statistically significant inferences were drawn from the relationships between the level of educational qualification and the risk of foot ulceration.
BALOGUN RUFAI is a Lecturer I at the Department of Surgery
BALOGUN has a Ph.D in Orthopaedics and Trauma from National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Lagos