Impact of an Interprofessional Educational Module on the Knowledge and Practice of Self-Management of Foot in People with Type II Diabetes mellitus

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News Article


Lack of awareness regarding foot care in diabetes is a major cause of developing diabetic foot ulcers. The complexity of this disease is such that it needs a collaborative approach by various health care professionals (HCPs) to achieve the desired outcome. This study therefore aims to assess: readiness of the HCPs to function as a part of the interprofessional (IP) team; usefulness of an IP educational module developed by the IP team; and the effectiveness of IP educational intervention in improving knowledge and practices of self-management of foot among patients with type 2 diabetes.

An IP team was formed involving HCPs from Anatomy, Medicine, Endocrinology, Surgery, Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Nursing. The willingness of the HCPs and their level of motivation to be a part of the IP team was assessed using in-depth interviews. Further, the IP team was involved in the development and validation of the educational module on self-management of diabetic foot. The knowledge and attitude of the study participants after the implementation of the educational module will be reassessed using questionnaires, focused group discussions, and in-depth interviews.

The study intends to develop a well-motivated IP team that would be actively involved in imparting the best practices of diabetic foot self-management using a well-designed IP educational module. It thus aims to improve societal health and bring about improved quality of life.

Currently working on the above-mentioned project and publications related to the project are underway. However relevant Publications by the Researcher in medical education are enlisted below.

  1. https://bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12909-022-03506-4
  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1658361221002250?via%3Dihub
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214854X21000492
  4. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0377123721000083?via%3Dihub
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7184209/

Publication Date

Spring 10-1-2022