Objective: Identify the correlation of discomfort physical and psychological to social interaction on diabetic ulcer patients. Method: This research design used Cross-sectional design was applied in this study with 69 samples that had been recruited from a clinic of wound care in Jakarta, Indonesia. The instruments used in this research were Bates–Jensen Wound Assessment Tool (BWAT) and The Rand Social Health Battery. Results: Data statistics analyzed using independent t-test showed that wound degree had no significant relationship with social interaction (p = 0.448, α = 0.05). However, this study concludes that the related factor of social interaction is odor (p = 0.009), psychology (p = 0.010) and stress (p = 0.005). Conclusion: This study recommended the importance of paying attention to the psychological comfort of physical discomfort to increase the social comfort of diabetic ulcer patients.
- Bates–Jensen Wound Assessment Tool
- Diabetic ulcer
- Social interaction
- The Rand Social Health Battery