Dr Uroosa Sohail, Dr Fatima Amir Cheema, Dr Atiqa Ramzan
Background: Diabetes Mellitus is extensively prevailing in Pakistan. Ulceration of foot is one of the main health problems among diabetic patients. Our study was aimed at assessing the knowledge, attitude and practices of diabetics regarding foot care. Objectives: The aim of our study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of diabetic patients regarding foot care. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Place and Study Duration: We conducted this study at Services Hospital Lahore for the duration of one month from 1st June, 2020 to 30th June, 2020. Methodology: 90 patients who were known cases of diabetes mellitus were interviewed after taking verbal consent using self-administered, pre-tested questionnaire. All participants were selected randomly. Data was analyzed using SPSS 19. Results: The mean age of respondents was 57 years. About 86.6% respondents had good knowledge and 12.1% had poor knowledge about foot care. Most of respondents had good practices for foot care. Sex, education and income per capita had shown significant statistical association with knowledge and practices regarding foot care. Conclusion: Foot care knowledge was suggestively high and practice was of moderate level among our study population. Knowledge has shown substantial association with sex, income per heads and education. Medical personnel and media-based education especially TV ads are the most effective means of educating diabetics regarding such risks and hazards. Keywords: Practice, Knowledge, Foot ulcer, Diabetes, KAP.