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Study Phenomenology Of Wound Care In Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) Patients With Theory Of Planned Behavior Approach

Journal: International Journal of Progressive Sciences and Technologies (IJPSAT) (Vol.34, No. 2)

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Page : 517-523

Keywords : diabetes mellitus; DFU; theory of planned behavior; wound care;

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Background: Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) is one of the most common complications in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, so it is necessary to carry out continuous wound care. The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) is a theory of behavior that can be implemented in wound care in the study of attitudes and beliefs, subjective norms, and perceived control. Objective: This study aims to determine the behavior of wound care in DFU patients based on the Theory Of Planned Behavior (TPB). Method: Qualitative study with a phenomenological approach with a total of 14 participants obtained through purposive sampling. Data was collected through in-depth interviews and analyzed using qualitative thematic analysis. Results: The results of the study found that wound care was carried out because they had a positive attitude and belief in wound healing if they were treated regularly according to the program, received emotional support, motivation for healing for the family, family support, and control, as well as convenience and quick treatment in health services. Conclusion: This finding recommends for health professionals that a positive attitude and belief in recovery in patients, support and motivation to recover, family control, and professional health services can change the behavior of patients to carry out DFU treatment regularly.

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