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Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers: Effect of a Community Nursing Intervention on Pain and Healing

Edwards, Helen E., Courtney, Mary D., Finlayson, Kathleen J., Lindsay, Ellie, Lewis, Caroline, Shuter, Patricia E., & Chang, Allan (2005) Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers: Effect of a Community Nursing Intervention on Pain and Healing. Nursing Standard, 19(52), pp. 47-54.

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Abstract

Chronic leg ulcers are associated with significant levels of pain, reduced mobility and long term health care treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a new community nursing model of care for clients with chronic leg ulcers on levels of pain and ulcer healing. A randomised controlled trial comparing the new model of care with standard community nursing care was conducted with a sample of 56 clients with chronic venous leg ulcers. Data were collected on admission to the study and at 12 weeks from admission. Significant improvements in levels of pain and ulcer healing were found in the intervention group receiving the new model of care. Results from this study have implications for health professionals providing care for clients with chronic leg ulcers.

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ID Code: 8753
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Self-archiving of the author-version is not yet supported by this publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: h.edwards@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: community care, venous leg ulcers, district nursing
ISSN: 0029-6570
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Geriatrics and Gerontology (110308)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Aged Care Nursing (111001)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Royal College of Nursing
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:43

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