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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

versión impresa ISSN 0864-0319versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961

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NARANJO HERNANDEZ, Ydalsys; AVILA SANCHEZ, Mario  y  CONCEPCION PACHECO, José A. Self-Care Community Strategy for the Aged Adult with Neuropathic Ulcer. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.3, e2428.  Epub 01-Sep-2018. ISSN 0864-0319.

Introduction:

Diabetic patient self-care is considered a coherent element for neuropathic ulcer treatment. This perspective helps the patient raise awareness about his/her own condition.

Objective:

To design a self-care community strategy for aged adults with neuropathic ulcer.

Methods:

Intervention and development study contextualized in Rudesindo García del Rijo Polyclinic of Sancti Spíritus Municipality, from 2013 to 2017. The study variables were level of knowledge, self-care, health status, skin restoration. The structured interview was used to know the level of knowledge and self-care provided by the nursing staff, para la mejoría del estado de salud, se aplicó la escala de Kaff y Lawton, restablecimiento cutáneo la observación de la cura diaria. After applying the strategy, the population proportions were compared using the McNemar test.

Results:

The nurses' level of knowledge was 80.49 at the end of the training program. 92.71% of the health status of the aged adult with neuropathic ulcer was good. Skin restoration after applying the strategy healed the neuropathic ulcer in a shorter period of time. Regarding the self-care of the aged adults, they were confirmed to have put into practice an acceptable self-care, 82.29% of which was due to behavioral changes.

Conclusions:

The design of the self-care community strategy for the aged adults with neuropathic ulcer was achieved, favoring the relationship between aged adult with neuropathic ulcer and the nurse, the family and the community.

Palabras clave : Strategy; aged adult; self-care; nursing.

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