PENGALAMAN PASIEN DIABETES MELITUS DALAM PERAWATAN LUKA DIABETIK DI KELURAHAN KALIKAJAR KABUPATEN WONOSOBO
LAILY, ASRI PRADHANI KUSUMA
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Background : Neuropathy is one of cause the infection and possible amputation. Lack of proper wound care can be affect the condition of the wound and slow healing. Objective : Knowing how the experienced of patients with diabetes mellitus in diabetic wound care in Kalikajar Village Wonosobo Regency. Methods : This study is qualitative research with descriptive phenomenology methode. Participants in this study has 9 people were taken by purposive sampling included 4 patients who had diabetes mellitus Diabetic wounds, 4 family members of patients, and one health worker. Data collected with in-depth interviews and observation. Data analyzed used code open 4:02. Results :The results showed that improper handling in the event of injuries and the absence of the initial handler lead leg wound infections that lead to amputation or surgery. Participants clean the wound with methylated liquid and wash it under running water when there are injuries. Participants furhter treatment, underwent surgery and amputation. The treatment include debridement, cleansing, used of topical medications and dressings. Control infection by antibiotic drug consumption based on prescription and used of topical antibiotics. Factors affecting the wound care is the level of knowledge of participants. Knowledge and understanding of participants on diabetic wound care is still lacking because less of exposure to information about disease management of diabetes and its complications management. Participants are aware of the importance of the prevention of re-injury. Efforts are made participants in the prevention of back injuries include environmental management, food control, routine health control, blood sugar control with medication (pharmacological treatment), foot wear and nail care. Conclusion : Knowledge and understanding of participants on diabetic wound care is still lacking. Experiences in diabetic wound care including early diabetic wound care and further treatment.