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Effectiveness of the strategies of an orientation programme for the lifestyle and wound-healing process in patients with venous ulcer: A randomised controlled trial

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Rocha Domingues, Elaine Aparecida [1, 2] ; Oliveira Kaizer, Uiara Aline [1] ; Melo Lima, Maria Helena [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Nursing, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Vale Rio Verde, Sch Nursing, Tres Coracoes, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL; v. 15, n. 5, p. 798-806, OCT 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 4

This study aimed to evaluate the effect of strategies of a lifestyle orientation programme on patients with venous ulcer in elastic compression therapy. This was a single-blind, 2-arm, randomised clinical controlled trial. The primary outcome included the reduction of the wound surface area. The secondary outcomes included the perception of pain, questionnaire of ulcer status, and quality of life. Seventy-one patients with ulcers of venous aetiology were randomised into 2 arms: control group (CG) and intervention group (IG), with a 12-week follow up. The CG was provided with the routine guidelines of the health services. Meanwhile, the IG was provided with lifestyle guidelines regarding the physiopathology of a venous ulcer, importance of compression therapy, physical exercises and rest in 4 face-to-face and 2 telephone interviews. The IG had significant improvement on the wound healing on 30, 60, and 90days of follow up when compared with the CG (P=.0197; P=.0472; P=.0116). There were no statistical differences between groups; both had improvement in the quality of life and pain perception. Our results demonstrated that elastic compression therapy along with guidelines on lifestyle is effective adjunctive treatment to promote wound healing in patients with leg ulcers. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/15134-8 - Effect topical insulin of the inflammataory and proliferetiva phase on 2nd degree-burns in diabetic-rats
Grantee:Maria Helena de Melo Lima
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants