Nursing Interventions For The Prevention Of Foot Ulcers In Patients With Diabetes: An Integrative Review

  • Antonio Dean Barbosa Marques University of Fortaleza
  • Anne Kayline Soares Texeira State University of Ceará
  • Thereza Maria Magalhães Moreira State University of Ceará
  • Rhanna Emanuela Fontenele Lima de Carvalho State University of Ceará
  • Ana Virgínia de Melo Fialho State University of Ceará
  • Edna Maria Camelo Chaves State University of Ceará


Objective:  to verify the available evidence on nurses’ interventions to prevent ulcers in patients with diabetic foot.

Method: integrative review held in the databases BDENF, LILACS, IBECS, CINAHL, PubMed and in the virtual library SCIELO without time restriction.

Results: the authors identified 15 articles that met the study criteria. Nursing interventions for the prevention of diabetic foot were performed both individually and on collective basis, or in combination. The vast majority of interventions were within institutional programs aimed at health promotion.

Conclusion: the evidence points to health education as a tool in the prevention of diabetic foot and consequent amputation of the lower extremities, promoting awareness for development and adoption of skills for self-care and improved lifestyle.

Author Biographies

Antonio Dean Barbosa Marques, University of Fortaleza

PhD Student of the Graduate Program in Clinical Care in Nursing and Health of the State University of Ceará. Scholarship from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Anne Kayline Soares Texeira, State University of Ceará

PhD student of the Graduate Program in Clinical Care in Nursing and Health of the State University of Ceará. Nurse at the Waldemar de Alcântara Hospital. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Thereza Maria Magalhães Moreira, State University of Ceará

 PhD in Nursing. Professor at the State University of Ceará. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Rhanna Emanuela Fontenele Lima de Carvalho, State University of Ceará

PhD in Nursing. Professor at the State University of Ceará. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Ana Virgínia de Melo Fialho, State University of Ceará

PhD in Nursing. Professor at the State University of Ceará. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Edna Maria Camelo Chaves, State University of Ceará

PhD in Pharmacology. Professor at the State University of Ceará. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil


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How to Cite
MARQUES, Antonio Dean Barbosa et al. Nursing Interventions For The Prevention Of Foot Ulcers In Patients With Diabetes: An Integrative Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, may 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 july 2017. doi: