Prevalence of lymphoedema and quality of life among patients attending a hospital-based wound management and vascular clinic.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/252238
Title:
Prevalence of lymphoedema and quality of life among patients attending a hospital-based wound management and vascular clinic.
Authors:
Gethin, Georgina; Byrne, Danielle; Tierney, Sean; Strapp, Helen; Cowman, Seamus
Affiliation:
FFNMRCSI, Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. ggethin@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Prevalence of lymphoedema and quality of life among patients attending a hospital-based wound management and vascular clinic. 2012, 9 (2):120-5 Int Wound J
Publisher:
International wound journal
Journal:
International wound journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/252238
DOI:
10.1111/j.1742-481X.2011.00851.x
PubMed ID:
21910829
Abstract:
Lymphoedema is a chronic, incurable, debilitating condition, usually affecting a limb and causes discomfort, pain, heaviness, limited motion, unsatisfactory appearance and impacts on quality of life. However, there is a paucity of prevalence data on this condition. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of lymphoedema among persons attending wound management and vascular clinics in an acute tertiary referral hospital. Four hundred and eighteen patients meeting the inclusion criteria were assessed. A prevalence rate of 2.63% (n = 11) was recorded. Thirty-six percent (n = 4) had history of cellulitis and broken skin, 64% (n = 7) had history of broken skin and 36% (n = 4) had undergone treatment for venous leg ulcers. The most common co-morbidities were hypertension 55% (n = 6), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) 27% (n = 3), hypercholesterolemia 36% (n = 4) and type 2 diabetes 27% (n = 3). Quality of life scores identified that physical functioning was the domain most affected among this group. This study has identified the need to raise awareness of this condition among clinicians working in the area of wound management.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Comorbidity; Female; Humans; Ireland; Lymphedema; Male; Middle Aged; Outpatient Clinics, Hospital; Quality of Life
ISSN:
1742-481X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGethin, Georginaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Danielleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTierney, Seanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStrapp, Helenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCowman, Seamusen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-15T12:23:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-15T12:23:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-
dc.identifier.citationPrevalence of lymphoedema and quality of life among patients attending a hospital-based wound management and vascular clinic. 2012, 9 (2):120-5 Int Wound Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1742-481X-
dc.identifier.pmid21910829-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1742-481X.2011.00851.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/252238-
dc.description.abstractLymphoedema is a chronic, incurable, debilitating condition, usually affecting a limb and causes discomfort, pain, heaviness, limited motion, unsatisfactory appearance and impacts on quality of life. However, there is a paucity of prevalence data on this condition. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of lymphoedema among persons attending wound management and vascular clinics in an acute tertiary referral hospital. Four hundred and eighteen patients meeting the inclusion criteria were assessed. A prevalence rate of 2.63% (n = 11) was recorded. Thirty-six percent (n = 4) had history of cellulitis and broken skin, 64% (n = 7) had history of broken skin and 36% (n = 4) had undergone treatment for venous leg ulcers. The most common co-morbidities were hypertension 55% (n = 6), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) 27% (n = 3), hypercholesterolemia 36% (n = 4) and type 2 diabetes 27% (n = 3). Quality of life scores identified that physical functioning was the domain most affected among this group. This study has identified the need to raise awareness of this condition among clinicians working in the area of wound management.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational wound journalen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International wound journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshComorbidity-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshLymphedema-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshOutpatient Clinics, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.titlePrevalence of lymphoedema and quality of life among patients attending a hospital-based wound management and vascular clinic.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentFFNMRCSI, Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. ggethin@rcsi.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational wound journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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