The effect of collaborative care model training on diabetic foot ulcer patients’ quality of life: a semi-experimental study



The aim of this semi-experimental study was the determination of collaborative care model training on diabetic foot ulcer patients’ quality of life.


Demographic characteristics and life’s quality questionnaires were used, and to implement the collaborative model that included (including four steps of motivation, preparation, engagement, and evaluation), 60 patients divided into two “experiment” and “control” groups. For the experimental group, the program was done by face to face education and pamphlet through one hour in seven sessions. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistical methods. SPSS 24 was used for data analysis.


Findings showed the differences of the scores of life’s quality dimensions (except the economic situation), which was significant between both groups after the implementation of the collaborative care model (p < 0.001).


The implementation of collaborative care model can be effective to improve diabetic foot ulcer patients’ quality of life.

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We would like to acknowledge of diabetic foot ulcer patients, their families and hospital staff in selected educational and treatment centers of Urmia city participating in this study for their devotional corporation.

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Aghakhani, N., Baghaei, R., Sadeghi, R. et al. The effect of collaborative care model training on diabetic foot ulcer patients’ quality of life: a semi-experimental study. J Diabetes Metab Disord (2020).

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  • Collaborative care
  • Life’s quality
  • Diabetic foot ulcer