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Background: Diabetes mellitus is a major health problem

Throughout the world.This biochemical disorder is characterized by hyperglycemia, impaired metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and accompanied by absolute or relative insulin deficiency of the body. This study performed with the aim of determining self-care behaviors at diabetic patients.

Matrial & Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 100 patients referred to Torbat-e-Heydarieh Diabetes Clinic. Data collected using Diabetes Self Care Questionnaire plus a questionnaire containing questions about demographic and disease history. Data were analyzed by Chi-Square and T-test by means of SPSS.

Results: There was significant difference between mean scores of self-care behavior in patients with foot neuropathy (p=0/042). Most of patients (%95) have an optimum self-care behavior. There was not any significant different between self-care behavior with any of variables of sex, age, smoking, obesity, job and foot ulcer (lesions).

Conclusion: According to the results of this study there was a significant relationship between self-care behavior and foot neuropathy. Therefore self-care behaviors must be reinforced and promoted in these patients.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/04/6 | Accepted: 2014/04/6 | Published: 2014/04/6