Health-related quality of life and chronic venous leg ulceration: Part 2
Leg ulceration is a debilitating condition which compromises the quality of life of the sufferer, owing to factors such as pain, exudate, odour and social isolation. As nurses, much of the daily care provided for such patients focuses on the provision of wound care; often failing to fully address the wide ranging effects that the ulceration is having on the life of the sufferer. This article reviews the quantitative studies that have explored the health-related quality of life of patients with chronic venous leg ulceration and presents a synthesis of their findings.
British Journal of Community Nursing
Nursing not elsewhere classified