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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158424
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Itch Associated with Chronic Venous Disorders
Abstract:
Itch Associated with Chronic Venous Disorders
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Paul, Julia, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Contact Address:5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48073, USA
Contact Telephone:(313)577-4070
Co-Authors:J. Paul, B. Pieper, T. Templin, Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI;
Purpose and Framework: Itch is an irritation of the skin which can be as disturbing as pain. Itch is a familiar phenomenon yet remains poorly understood. Itch is a phenomenon which is present in persons with chronic venous disorders (CVD) due to stasis dermatitis. CVD is life-long, thus perpetuating the itch cycle, its clinical manifestations, and impact on quality of life. Levine's Principles of Conservation guided the development and conduct of this study. The purpose of this study was to examine the association of itch to CVD. This study was part of a larger project funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research/ National Institute of Health entitled 'Effect of Drug Use on the Legs: Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Mobility and Pain,' RO1 NR009264. Subjects and Setting: Data collection has just been completed. Participants, aged 25-60 years, were recruited from methadone treatment centers. Methodology: Participants were interviewed using an itch questionnaire. The lower extremities were assessed with the clinical component of the Clinical-Etiology-Anatomy-Pathophysiology (CEAP) Classification. Results: The following research questions were examined: 1) What is the frequency of itch in these participants? 2) What are the characteristics of itch in persons with CVD? 3) What measures do these participants use to minimize and eradicate itch? Data will be analyzed using descriptive and parametric statistics. Implications: This study will add to our understanding of the itch phenomenon. Recognizing itch associated with CVD and determining methods to measure, treat and prevent it should result in improved symptom management and, ultimately, improved quality of life, for persons with CVD.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleItch Associated with Chronic Venous Disordersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158424-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Itch Associated with Chronic Venous Disorders</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Paul, Julia, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48073, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(313)577-4070</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">juliapaul@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J. Paul, B. Pieper, T. Templin, Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose and Framework: Itch is an irritation of the skin which can be as disturbing as pain. Itch is a familiar phenomenon yet remains poorly understood. Itch is a phenomenon which is present in persons with chronic venous disorders (CVD) due to stasis dermatitis. CVD is life-long, thus perpetuating the itch cycle, its clinical manifestations, and impact on quality of life. Levine's Principles of Conservation guided the development and conduct of this study. The purpose of this study was to examine the association of itch to CVD. This study was part of a larger project funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research/ National Institute of Health entitled 'Effect of Drug Use on the Legs: Chronic Venous Insufficiency, Mobility and Pain,' RO1 NR009264. Subjects and Setting: Data collection has just been completed. Participants, aged 25-60 years, were recruited from methadone treatment centers. Methodology: Participants were interviewed using an itch questionnaire. The lower extremities were assessed with the clinical component of the Clinical-Etiology-Anatomy-Pathophysiology (CEAP) Classification. Results: The following research questions were examined: 1) What is the frequency of itch in these participants? 2) What are the characteristics of itch in persons with CVD? 3) What measures do these participants use to minimize and eradicate itch? Data will be analyzed using descriptive and parametric statistics. Implications: This study will add to our understanding of the itch phenomenon. Recognizing itch associated with CVD and determining methods to measure, treat and prevent it should result in improved symptom management and, ultimately, improved quality of life, for persons with CVD.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:02:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:02:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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