Measuring the impact of venous leg ulcers on quality of life

A Hareendran, Andrew Bradbury, J Budd, G Geroulakos, Frederick Hobbs, J Kenkre, T Symonds

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OBJECTIVE: To identify health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) issues in patients with venous leg ulcers, with the aim of generating items for a treatment outcome measure. METHOD: Thirty-eight patients with venous leg ulcers were interviewed by a psychologist using a semi-structured guide; they also completed a HRQoL questionnaire (modified Skindex). Data from the questionnaire were examined to explore the impact of venous leg ulcers on patients' lives. Interview transcripts were analysed using qualitative methods to identify additional venous leg ulcer-specific HRQoL items. RESULTS: Skindex scores indicated that older patients had worse HRQoL (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005


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