Factors contributing to wound chronicity in diabetic foot ulceration

Peta Tehan, Clare Linton, Kate Norbury, Diane White, Vivienne Helaine Chuter

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Wound chronicity in diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) presents a significant cost to the healthcare system and also increases the likelihood of infection and amputation. Factors such as dietary intake, smoking, vascular status and infection have been proposed as contributory factors for chronicity. However, there is limited quality evidence to demonstrate the contribution of these factors in delayed healing in DFU. The aims of this research protocol are therefore to assess factors contributing to healing outcomes and wound chronicity in people with DFU, and to measure dietary intake in patients with DFU in an Australian setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalWound Practice and Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

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