This study states that This review aims to assess the evidence supporting the impact of patient foot care education on self efficacy, self care behaviour, and self care knowledge in individuals with diabetes. This systematic review was registered prospectively on the PROSPERO database (CRD42019106171). Ovid EMBASE and MEDLINE databases were searched from 1946 to the end of March 2019, using search terms related to the domains diabetic foot, patient education, self efficacy, self care behaviour, and self care knowledge. All included studies were prospective, randomised controlled trials that assessed foot care education interventions in individuals with diabetes and recorded an outcome related to self efficacy, self care behaviour, and/or self care knowledge. Thirteen randomised controlled trials were included, reporting on a total of 3948 individuals. The risk of bias was high or unclear in 11 of the 13 included studies, and low in two studies. Both the education interventions delivered, and the outcome assessment tools used were heterogenous across included studies: meta-analysis was therefore not performed. Eight of 11 studies identified significantly better foot self care behaviour scores in individuals randomised to education compared with controls.


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