The Patients

It does not have necessary statisticians on the number of amputated existing, or the number of annually carried through amputations, however, approximately 85% of all the carried through amputations occur in inferior members (LUCCIA, 2001). These amputations are common in diabetic with ulcers of inferior members (GIL, 2000). The quality of life of aged with Amputation of inferior extremity the theories of the successful aging see the citizen as pro-asset, regulating its quality of life through the definition of objectives and fighting to reach them, accumulating resources that are useful in the adaptation the changes and actively involved in the maintenance of well-being. Being thus, a successful aging is folloied of quality of life and welfare and must be fomented throughout the previous states of development (SOUSA, 2006).

Front to the increasing aging of the country, Brazil has as challenge for century XXI to offer a health system that more than guarantees the quality of life for 32 million aged, which represents in financial and educational level low ally to the high prevalence of chronic and incapacitantes illnesses (MARTINS, 2007). The diabetic foot in the aged cause concern, therefore became a health problem publishes world-wide. In such a way one becomes important to work with the education of the health professional so that the consequence in the education of the proper patients occurs. The recognition of the foot at risk and initial injuries is the responsibility most important of the health professionals. Unhappyly, the examination of the foot is almost always neglected, although the clear lines of direction and recommendations. Incomplete examinations of the feet are told ema up to 50% of the patients who if submit the amputations.

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