Title

Analysis of patient compliance and progression of diabetic foot ulcer healing

Date of Award

8-1-2017

Degree Type

Internship Practicum Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Clinical Research Management

Department

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Patricia A. Gwirtz

Second Advisor

Stephen O. Mathew

Third Advisor

Raghu R. Krishnamoorthy

Abstract

Self-reporting serves as a mask for non-compliance in subjects in research studies. If a subject stays compliant with research guidelines it is assumed their diabetic foot ulcer would heal. This study evaluates the correlation between alleged patient compliance and the rate of healing of diabetic foot ulcers using a retrospective chart analysis. There was no correlation seen and the results showed normal distribution. This could be caused by unreported non-adherence.

Comments

Hussain, Waasae M., Analysis of Patient Compliance and Progression of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing. Master of Science (Clinical Research Management), April, 2017, 18 pp., 1 table, 1 figure, bibliography, 12 titles. Available for download August 2018.

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