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Leg Clubs® : a clinically and cost-effective approach to lower limb management

Lindsay, Ellie (2010) Leg Clubs® : a clinically and cost-effective approach to lower limb management. British Journal of Community Nursing, 15(6), s16-s23.

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Abstract

Leg ulcers affect 55000-90000 people, predominantly aged over 65, in the UK at any one time. Traditional care, delivered in people’s homes by district nurses or in GP clinics, is costly and often not effective, with slow healing rates and a high incidence of recurrence. A social model of leg ulcer clinics developed by the author has been shown to improve healing and reduce recurrence within a highly cost-effective framework that delivers genuine patient empowerment, public health education and social outreach. This paper outlines the rationale for the Leg Club, its clinical and social impact, and the infrastructure behind it. It also considers the challenges to establishing and running a Leg Club.

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ID Code: 41107
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Concordance, Holistic Care, Leg Club, Leg Ulcer, Patient Empowerment, Quality of Life, Social Clinic
ISSN: 1462-4753
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Aged Care Nursing (111001)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Mark Allen Publishing Ltd.
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2011 07:47
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2011 02:47

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