20Jan 2020

EFFECTIVENESS OF 1% ACETIC ACID SOAK ON HEALING PROCESS OF FOOT ULCER AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS AT GOVERNMENT RAJAJI HOSPITAL MADURAI-20

  • Principal, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Former principal, College of Nursing, Madurai medical college, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Lecturer, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Professor and HOD of General Surgery, Department Of General Surgery, Madurai Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M.sc Nursing Student, college of Nursing, Madurai Medical College, Tamil Nadu, India
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Title: Effectiveness of 1% acetic acid soak on healing process of foot ulcer among diabetic patients. Objectives: To assess the level of foot ulcer among diabetic patients.To evaluate the effectiveness of 1% acetic acid soak on healing process of foot ulcer among diabetic patients.To associate healing process of foot ulcer among diabetic patients with their demographic variables. Hypotheses: There is a significant difference between the pre and post test level of healing process and between the post test level of healing process and demographic variables,significant association between the healing process of foot ulcer among diabetic patients. Methodology: Pretest- post test design was used. 60 sample were selected by probability (Simple Random) sampling technique. Interventional group received 1% acetic acid Soak twice a day for 5 days. Pretest- post test was done by using PEDIS Classification and Scoring System. Findings: The findings revealed that there was a significant improvement of healing process after intervention confirmed by student?s independent t-test value=8.35 and p=0.001level. Conclusion: The statistical evidence proved that the 1% acetic acid soak was simple, safe and effective in improving the healing process of foot ulcer among diabetic patients.


  1. A similar study can be replicated with larger sample for better generalization.
  2. A comparative study can be done between 1% acetic acid soak and any other wound dressing solutions to evaluate the best.
  3. A study can be conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of nursing staff regarding diabetic foot ulcer wound care.
  4. The effectiveness of 1% acetic acid soak in combination with metronidazole wash can also be done
  5. A similar study can be conducted in other settings like outpatient department and medical wards.

[S. Rajamani, S. Poonguzhali, S. Muniammal, S.R. Dhamotharan and Raj Kumar k (2020); EFFECTIVENESS OF 1% ACETIC ACID SOAK ON HEALING PROCESS OF FOOT ULCER AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS AT GOVERNMENT RAJAJI HOSPITAL MADURAI-20 Int. J. of Adv. Res. 8 (1). 154-165] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/10276       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/10276


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