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Title: Quality of life for venous ulcer patients: a comparative study in Brazil/Portugal
Authors: Araújo Farias Dias, Thalyne Yuri de
Costa, Isabelle Katherinne Fernandes
Liberato, Samilly Márjore Dantas
Gomes de Mendes, Amanda Jéssica
Mendes, Felismina Rosa Parreira
de Vasconcelos Torres, Gilson
Keywords: Nursing
Quality of life
Varicose ulcer
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Thalyne Yuri de Araújo Farias Dias; Costa, Isabelle Katherinne Fernandes; Samilly Márjore Dantas Liberato; Amanda Jéssica Gomes de Mendes; Mendes, Felismina Rosa Parreira; Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres. Quality of life for venous ulcer patients: a comparative study in Brazil/Portugal, Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing, 12 (2), 491-500, 2013.
Abstract: Introduction: Venous ulcers are a public health problem that affect quality of life (QOL) and are determined by socioeconomic context, health assistance and lesion characteristics. Aim: To compare the QOL of patients suffering from venous ulcers in Natal/Brazil with patients in Evora/ Portugal. Method: Comparative and quantitative research involving 170 individuals suffering from venous ulcers, using the SF-36 instrument. Results: In Portugal, all dominion and dimension averages were higher than in Brazil, especially regarding social aspects (70.62). There were also a larger number of people with positive treatment characteristics. As for the lesion characteristics, these affected QOL dominions and dimensions in both countries. Discussion: The socioeconomic reality in Portugal is different from that in Brazil; the former has a larger variety and quantity of material resources available for lesion treatment. Conclusion: QOL in Portugal is better than in Brazil in terms of the aspects under consideration in this research.
ISSN: 1676-4285
Type: article
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