Objective: Identify the relationship between body image with the quality of life of diabetic ulcer patients. Method: This research design used a cross-sectional study in 97 diabetic ulcer patients at a wound care clinic in Jakarta, Indonesia was selected using consecutive sampling. Data were collected using the body image questionnaire to assess the body image and Short Form 36 (SF 36) questionnaire to assess the quality of life. Result: The result showed that there was a significant relationship between body image with the quality of life diabetic ulcer patients (p-value = 0.001, α = 0.05). Beside of the body image, the factors affecting the quality of life diabetic ulcer patients were social, economic status (p = 0.007), grade of diabetic ulcer (p = 0.001), pain (p = 0.001) and odor (p = 0.002). Conclusion: Body image assessment of diabetic ulcer patients is important as a basis for identifying body image to improve the quality of life by providing comprehensive nursing care. For further research is expected to discuss the relationship between body image with the quality of life in patients with other types of wound such as patients with wound cancer and amputation patients.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
- Body image
- Diabetic ulcer
- Quality of life