Quality of life among first ray amputated diabetic foot ulcer patients

Authors

  • Humna Tariq Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mehwish Khalid Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore, Pakistan
  • Fiza Saleem Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore https://orcid.org/0009-0009-9559-1539
  • Aqsa Mustafa Riphah International University Islamabad
  • Iqra Yousaf Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore, Pakistan
  • Samar Min Allah Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/trehabj.v7i04.39

Keywords:

Amputation, diabetic foot ulcer, Diabetes mellitus, first ray, quality of life, SF-36 questionnaire

Abstract

Background: The quality of life among first-ray amputations due to diabetic foot ulcers is of paramount importance in understanding the holistic impact of this surgical intervention. 

Objective: To explore the quality of life among first-ray amputated diabetic foot ulcer patients.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was done using non-probability convenient sampling. The data was collected from Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital and Shalamar Hospital. A total of n=68 Patients with type II diabetes with first-ray amputation six months ago who aged between 40-65 years were included in this study. The quality of life was accessed through the SF-36 questionnaire. Data analysis was done by using SPSS version 23. Informed consent was taken from every participant and told all the risks and benefits of the study.

Results: In this study of diabetic foot ulcer patients aged 45-64 with a mean age of 52±4.33 years, there were 30 females (44.12%) and 38 males (55.88%). Of the participants, 44 (64.7%) reported a good quality of life, while 24 (35.29%) reported a poor quality of life. The overall quality of life was poor, with a score of 39.92±12.89. Specifically, physical functioning (46.32±24.41), emotional well-being (44.71±16.61), social functioning (36.88±17.46), and general health (46.62±21.03) were poor, while physical (82.35±29.63), emotional (82.35±29.63), role limitations, and pain (62.17±17.77) were good.

Conclusion: The current study concluded that the overall quality of life among first-ray amputated diabetic foot ulcer patients is low.

Author Biographies

Humna Tariq, Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore, Pakistan

Student

Mehwish Khalid, Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore, Pakistan

Senior Lecturer

Fiza Saleem, Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore

Lecturer

Aqsa Mustafa, Riphah International University Islamabad

Student

Iqra Yousaf, Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore, Pakistan

Student

Samar Min Allah, Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore, Pakistan

Student

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Submitted

31-10-2023

Published

25-12-2023

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