Diabetic foot care training and the presence of nurses in Turkish YouTube videos


Primary Care Diabetes, vol.16, no.3, pp.430-434, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pcd.2022.03.010
  • Journal Name: Primary Care Diabetes
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.430-434
  • Keywords: Diabetic foot care, YouTube, Nurse, INFORMATION
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Primary Care Diabetes EuropeObjective: In this study, the content of Turkish YouTube videos as a source of information on diabetic foot care training and the presence of nurses in these videos were examined. Methods: A search was performed in the video sharing platform YouTube with the keyword “diabetic foot care” on 09.12.2020. From 200 videos, 87 were included in the study, and they were independently evaluated by two investigators for their usefulness, reliability, and quality. Results: Of the videos, 8% were categorized as very useful, 33.3% moderately useful, 51.7% somewhat useful, and 6.9% not useful, while 4.6% contained misleading information. It was also found that the instructor was a nurse in only 12.6% of these videos. Conclusion: There is useful information about diabetic foot care on YouTube; however, there are also videos with misleading information. In addition, it has been observed that very few of these videos were prepared by nurses. In order to improve the foot care behaviors of individuals with diabetes, it may be suggested that professional groups, especially nurses who are primarily responsible for training and care, should create original, detailed, and interesting videos on appropriate diabetic foot care.