Volume 21 No 2 (2023)
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The Effect of Wound Care Using Modern Dressing Methods on the Quality of Life of Diabetic Ulcer Patients at the Asri Wound Care Center Clinic in Medan
Lestari, Afniwati, Dina Indarsita, Sastrawan Bangun
Quality of life is a feeling of satisfaction and happiness so that patients with diabetes mellitus can carry out their daily lives properly. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of wound care using modern dressing methods on the quality of life of diabetic ulcer patients at the Asri Wound Care Center Clinic. The research design used was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest with control group design. The population in this study was 195 people and the total sample was 36 people obtained by purposive sampling technique. Data collection was carried out by distributing questionnaires and observing the pre-test and post-test. The data analysis method uses the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test statistical test. The results showed that there were differences in the quality of life in the intervention group and the control group after wound care using the modern dressing method, namely the physical domain (p=0.033), the psychological domain (p=0.013), the social domain (p=0.020), the environmental domain (p = 0.046). It is hoped that respondents and their families can understand wound care with modern dressings to improve the quality of life of diabetic ulcer patients.
Diabetic Ulcer; Quality of Life; Modern Dressings
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