Care and Quality of Life Evaluation of People with Venous Ulcers in Primary Health Care
Keywords:Quality of Life; Varicose Ulcer; Nursing; Health Profile; Primary Health Care, Quality of Life, Varicose ulcer, Nursing, Health Profile, Primary health care.
AbstractBackground: To identify the sociodemographic characteristics and care of people with UV as their place of care and housing, allowing to plan and develop a holistic and individualized care, increasing the chances of adherence and positive results in the quality of life.
Objective: Care and quality of life evaluation of people with venous ulcers treated with the primary health care, according to the health district.Methods: This is a cross-sectional study with 101 people in 42 mix and family health units, in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The data were collected through an instrument to characterize the sociodemographic and service issues, and the Medical Outcomes Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). Statistical analysis used descriptive statistics, Fisher's Exact test, Chi-Square test, and Mann-Whitney test, with p- value < 0.05.
Results: The study population was composed mostly of women, older, married or in a stable relationship, with low income and education level and prevalence of individuals with inadequate care. About the quality of life, there was a statistically significant difference for the social function domain comparing the locations (p = 0.035).
Conclusion: Knowing profile differences that impact the quality of life of people with a venous ulcer in different locations can support health care according to specific needs.
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