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Titolo:
LEG AND FOOT ULCER PATIENTS - EPIDEMIOLOGY AND NURSING-CARE IN AN URBAN-POPULATION IN SOUTH STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Autore:
EBBESKOG B; LINDHOLM C; OHMAN S;
Indirizzi:
ERSTA UNIV COLL,DEPT NURSING & HLTH SCI,BOX 4619 S-11691 STOCKHOLM SWEDEN UNIV UPPSALA HOSP,DEPT DERMATOL S-75185 UPPSALA SWEDEN SODER SJUKHUSET,KAROLINSKA INST,DEPT DERMATOL STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
Titolo Testata:
Scandinavian journal of primary health care
fascicolo: 4, volume: 14, anno: 1996,
pagine: 238 - 243
SICI:
0281-3432(1996)14:4<238:LAFUP->2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PREVALENCE;
Keywords:
CHRONIC ULCERS; PREVALENCE; COMPRESSION; PAIN; NURSING CARE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
21
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Citazione:
B. Ebbeskog et al., "LEG AND FOOT ULCER PATIENTS - EPIDEMIOLOGY AND NURSING-CARE IN AN URBAN-POPULATION IN SOUTH STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN", Scandinavian journal of primary health care, 14(4), 1996, pp. 238-243

Abstract

Objective - To study the prevalence, demography, perceived aetiology,level of care, treatment and nursing care of patients treated for legand foot ulcers.Design - Prospective survey of leg and foot ulcer patients, using a structured questionnaire consisting of 20 questions directed at nurses and doctors in 193 units, including both primary health care and hospital. Setting - South Stockholm Medical Area, Stockholm, Sweden. Patients - Two hundred and ninety-four patients with leg andfoot ulcers were identified during the six-week study period. Main outcome measures - Demographic data of population, prevalence of leg andfoot ulcers, level of care, economic aspects, treatment of ulcers, level of compression, characteristics of the ulcers, pain and analgesics. Results - With a population of 241 804 in the area, the prevalence of leg and foot ulcer was 0.12%. The majority of patients (92%) were older than 65 years of age, median age 79.2 years. The commonest cause of leg ulceration, as estimated by the staff, was venous insufficiency (42%). The majority of patients were treated within the primary healthcare system, and only a minority were treated in hospital. Many different local wound dressings were used (n=51). The majority of dressing changes mere performed by auxiliary nurses (54%). Compression was practised in 86% of all cases diagnosed as venous ulcers. Pain was reported by staff in 47% of all patients with venous ulcers. No pain relief was given to 29% of all these cases.

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