PENGARUH PENDIDIKAN KESEHATAN MENGGUNAKAN MEDIA AUDIOVISUAL TERHADAP PENGETAHUAN TENTANG PERAWATAN KAKI PENDERITA DIABETES MELITUS DI RUMAH SAKIT TK III DR. REKSODIWIRYO PADANG
Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus has risen dramatically worldwide. The complications of Diabetes Mellitus have impacts on patients quality of life and the cost of treatment. One of among complications is diabetic foot ulcer. Patient educations on diabetic foot care is one of the keys to prevent this complication. This study was aimed to determine the effectiveness of health education using audio-visual media on patients knowledge about diabetic foot care. This study was conducted at Tk. III Dr. Reksodiwiryo Padang Hospital, where 20 patients were involved. The results showed that the average knowledge on diabetic foot care before and after being given audiovisual media in was 4.95 and 12.65 respectively, with a p value of 0,000. It is concluded that patients education using audio-visual media effective in enhancing patients knowledge on diabetic foot care. So it is recommended to employ patient education using audio visual media along with paped based media in order to enhance patients knowledge on diabetic foot care.