Seeking a solution to bring down the prevalence of simple plantar ulcers in the field, Damien Foundation India Trust (DFIT), Chennai, developed a curriculum to teach the field staff of all its projects.
The purpose was to make patients self-reliant in the care of their plantar ulcers in their homes.
The strategy used was to make patients take care of their ulcers using tools found in their homes and surroundings and become responsible for the care of their limbs.
This strategy was implemented in eight projects of DFIT and the programme was followed regularly for one year.
Regular monitoring and evaluation showed that under this strategy the prevalence of plantar ulcers was reduced by about 50%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lèpre, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Ulcère, Plante pied, Catégorie socioprofessionnelle, Soi, Soin, Programme sanitaire, Education santé, Homme, Inde, Asie, Membre inférieur, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leprosy, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Ulcer, Foot sole, Socioeconomic category, Self, Care, Sanitary program, Health education, Human, India, Asia, Lower limb, Skin disease
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Code Inist : 002B05B02L1. Création : 22/03/2000.