A new quality of life consultation template for patients with venous leg ulceration

Green, Julie and Jester, Rebecca and McKinley, Robert and Pooler, Alison and Mason, Susan and Redsell, Sarah A. (2015) A new quality of life consultation template for patients with venous leg ulceration. Journal of Wound Care, 24 (3). pp. 140-148. ISSN 0969-0700

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/jowc.2015.24.3.140

Abstract

Objective: Chronic venous leg ulcers (CVLUs) are common and recurrent, however, care for patients predominantly has a focus which overlooks the impact of the condition on quality of life. The aim of this study was to develop a simple, evidence-based consultation template, with patients and practitioners, which focuses consultations on quality of life themes. Method: A nominal group was undertaken to develop a new consultation template for patients with CVLUs based on the findings of earlier qualitative study phases. Results: A user-friendly two-sided A4 template was designed to focus nurse-patient consultations on the quality of life challenges posed by CVLUs. Conclusion: CVLUs impact negatively on the quality of life of the patient but this receives inadequate attention during current consultations. This new template will help to ensure that key concerns are effectively raised, explored and addressed during each consultation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 14:43
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:15
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/550145

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