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Introduction: Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the complications of diabetes mellitus. Diabetic patients with diabetic foot ulcers may require long-term hospitalization and risk of amputation. Despite these challenges, few studies have been conducted on the risk factors for diabetic foot ulcers. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors for recurrence of diabetic foot ulcers.
Materials and Methods: This analytical study was performed on 370 patients who were admitted to the infectious ward of Besat Hospital from September 2020 to September 2021. After reviewing the patients' medical records, clinical examination and filling out the questionnaire, the results were statistically analyzed by LISREL and SPSS software version 16.
Results: In this study, the patients consisted of 67% female and 33% male. The mean age of patients was 50 years. Our findings revealed that the occurrence of diabetes mellitus in diabetic foot ulcers was significantly associated with blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, age and a history of more than 10 years of diabetes.
Conclusion: Based on the results presented in this study, blood pressure control, cardiovascular disease control, weight loss and necessary training can have a significant effect on reducing the recurrence of diabetic foot ulcers in patients.