The Effect of Foot Exercises on Wound Healing

in Type 2 Diabetic Patients With a Foot Ulcer: A Randomized Control Study


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of foot exercises on wound healing in type 2 diabetic patients with a diabetic foot ulcer.


DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled study.


SUBJECT AND SETTINGS: Sixty-five patients from an outpatient clinic with grade 1 or 2 ulcers (Wagner classification) who met study criteria agreed to participate; 60 patients completed the study and were included in the final analysis. Subjects were followed up between February 2014 and June 2015.


METHODS: Subjects were recruited by the researchers in the clinics where they received treatment. Subjects were randomly allocated to either the control or intervention group. Data were collected using investigator-developed forms: patient information form and the diabetic foot exercises log …. read more