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Table 2 Practice of study participants towards lymphedema morbidity management and disability prevention, Boreda district, Southern Ethiopia, 2021

From: Foot care practice and associated factors among patients with lymphoedema in Boreda district, Gamo zone, southern Ethiopia, 2020. Implications for elimination of podoconiosis and lymphatic filariasis

Variables Category Frequency Percentage
Washing legs with water and soap daily Yes 137 48.9
No 143 51.1
Habit of drying legs after washing Yes 23 8.2
No 257 91.8
Habit of cleaning legs apart from washing Yes 28 10
No 252 90
Habit of massaging legs Yes 201 71.8
No 79 28.2
Habit of elevating legs Yes 114 40.7
No 166 59.3
Exercise the affected legs Yes 74 26.4
No 206 73.6
Patients worn shoes during interview Yes 233 83.2
No 47 16.8
Cleanliness of legs observed Yes 138 49.3
No 142 50.7
Patients never walk barefooted Yes 192 68.6
No 88 31.4
Overall practice on foot care Good practice 127 45.4
Poor practice 153 54.6