Najihah Najihah, Paridah Paridah


Diabetic Foot Infection (DFI) is one of the most frequent and severe complications in people with Diabetes Mellitus (DM). The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of DFI in type II DM patients. This research is a descriptive analytic study with a cross-sectional approach with a total sample of 53 wounds obtained through accidental sampling technique. The data obtained were analyzed by univariate and bivariate. The results of this study indicate that the prevalence of the incidence of DFI is 52.8%, based on the classification of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), there are three out of four categories, namely grade 1 (no infection), grade 2 (mild infection) and grade 3 (moderate infection). So it is concluded that type II DM patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) mostly have infections. So that every DM patient with DFU must be assessed for the possibility of infection
Keywords: prevalence; diabetic foot infection; DM type II


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