Correlation between the Diabetic Ulcer Patients’ Comfort Level and Family Support: A Descriptive, Cross-Sectional Study

Niken Ika Wati, Dewi Gayatri

Abstract

Objective: This study aims to investigate the correlation between family support and the diabetic ulcer patients’ comfort level.

Methods: In this descriptive, cross-sectional study, we enrolled 84 diabetic ulcer patients in the nursing practice in the Jabodetabek area using a consecutive sampling collection method.

Results: The P value obtained from statistical analysis using the chi-square test was higher than 0.05, and the P value exhibiting the correlation between family support and the comfort level was 0.129.

Conclusion: This study established no correlation between family support and the comfort level of patients with diabetic ulcers in the nursing practice in Jabodetabek. Hence, this study recommends further identifying the factors affecting diabetic ulcer patients’ comfort level so that families could provide comfort to those patients.

Keywords: family support; comfort; diabetic ulcers

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