Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of diabetic foot lesions

Curr Diab Rep. 2008 Apr;8(2):119-25. doi: 10.1007/s11892-008-0022-1.


This article reviews key findings from recently conducted and ongoing studies into how patients adapt to diabetic foot complications by focusing on two areas. These areas include the role of psychological factors in guiding preventive foot self-care and the impact of diabetic foot ulceration and amputations on an individual's emotional state and quality of life.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cognition
  • Depression / etiology
  • Diabetic Foot / prevention & control
  • Diabetic Foot / psychology*
  • Emotions
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Quality of Life
  • Self Care