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Title: Exploring barriers and enablers of self-management behaviours in patients with diabetic foot ulcers: A qualitative study from the perceptions of patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals in primary care
Authors: Zhu, Xiaoli
Lee, Eng Sing
Lim, Phoebe X. H.
Chen, Yee Chui
Chan, Frederick H. F.
Griva, Konstadina
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Issue Date: 2023
Source: Zhu, X., Lee, E. S., Lim, P. X. H., Chen, Y. C., Chan, F. H. F. & Griva, K. (2023). Exploring barriers and enablers of self-management behaviours in patients with diabetic foot ulcers: A qualitative study from the perceptions of patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals in primary care. International Wound Journal. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iwj.14153
Project: 7.1/008 
Journal: International Wound Journal 
Abstract: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a serious threat to global health and diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) remains one of the most common complications of DM1 affecting around 20 million people annually.2 DFUs are complex to treat, take months or years to heal, and the recurrence rates remain high up to 40% within 1 year of healing.3 People with DFUs are at risk of prolonged healing times and hospitalisation, reduced quality of life4, 5 and higher five-year mortality rates.3 Moreover, DFU is a causal factor for up to 85% of patients with diabetes who subsequently undergo lower extremity amputation3, 6 and is a leading cause of global disability.2 Singapore has the highest rate of diabetic lower extremity amputation (DLEA) in the world7 because of DFU and the trend is increasing.8 Additionally, DFU is a substantial clinical and economic burden to health systems in Singapore with escalating healthcare costs corresponding to more proximal amputation levels and high re-admission rates.9 Thus, understanding barriers to managing DFU is vital for improving patient care.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/169091
ISSN: 1742-4801
DOI: 10.1111/iwj.14153
Schools: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) 
Rights: © 2023 The Authors. International Wound Journal published by Medical helplines.com Inc and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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