Table 2

Theme and subtheme identified

Depth of knowledgeDM knowledge
DFU knowledge
Foot care knowledge
Quality of care in practiceMultiteam approach
Lack of time
Glycaemic control versus foot care advice
Factors of influence on practiceEnvironmental and social factors
Personal factors
Lack of staffing
Level of insight
Lack of social support
Traditional herbal medicine
Compliant patient
Staff treating family members
Differences in signs and symptoms
Life priorities
Access to available resources
Stigma associated with the hospital
Footwear practices
Lack of resourcesInfrastructure
Human resources
Capacity buildingDevelopment opportunities
Clinic attachments
  • DFU, diabetic foot ulcers; DM, diabetes mellitus.