The benefits of a self-management telephone based intervention for promoting exercise and healing rates for venous leg ulcer patients

O'Brien, Jane (2015) The benefits of a self-management telephone based intervention for promoting exercise and healing rates for venous leg ulcer patients. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Venous leg ulcers are a significant cause of chronic ill-health, whilst patients often experience reduced mobility and poor quality of life. This research investigated exercise as a tool for improving outcomes for adults with venous leg ulcers. The results showed that patients who adhere to an exercise program as an adjunct treatment to standard care are more likely to heal than those who do not adhere to an exercise program. This research has the potential to improve the health of venous leg ulcer patients and decrease health care costs.

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ID Code: 86506
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Edwards, Helen, Finlayson, Kathleen, & Kerr, Graham
Keywords: Adherence, Calf muscle pump, Exercise, Self-efficacy for Exercise, Venous leg ulcers, Outcome Expectations for Exercise, Randomised Controlled Trial, Range of Ankle Motion, Self-management, Telephone based
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2015 04:38
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2016 02:08

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