Chronic venous insufficiency knowledge and disease severity for injecting drug users

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159659
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Chronic venous insufficiency knowledge and disease severity for injecting drug users
Abstract:
Chronic venous insufficiency knowledge and disease severity for injecting drug users
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Pieper, Barbara, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Contact Telephone:313.577.4057
Problem: To examine for persons who have used illicit injected drugs their knowledge about chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and changes to the legs. Injecting drug users have a high prevalence of CVI and develop this condition at a young age. Information about their knowledge of CVI is important for the development of educational programs and intervention strategies to promote health of the lower extremities. Sample: One hundred consecutive clients from an outpatient clinic or methadone treatment program participated. Methodology: The background questionnaire included demographic, health history, leg health, and substance abuse history items. The knowledge test included 11 true/false questions about clinical manifestations of CVI and 30 true/false items about venous disease and wound healing. Questionnaires were read to participants. Participants' legs were assessed for CVI and classified using the CEAP clinical scale of 0, no evidence of CVI to 6, open leg ulcers. Results: Data analysis is in progress and will examine the relation of knowledge to severity of CVI and sociodemographic, health, and substance abuse history variables. Conclusions: Since CVI is a common occurrence in injecting drug users, educational materials appropriate to persons' knowledge and interest need to be developed.
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.titleChronic venous insufficiency knowledge and disease severity for injecting drug usersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159659-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Chronic venous insufficiency knowledge and disease severity for injecting drug users</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pieper, Barbara, PhD</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-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">313.577.4057</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bapieper@home.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: To examine for persons who have used illicit injected drugs their knowledge about chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and changes to the legs. Injecting drug users have a high prevalence of CVI and develop this condition at a young age. Information about their knowledge of CVI is important for the development of educational programs and intervention strategies to promote health of the lower extremities. Sample: One hundred consecutive clients from an outpatient clinic or methadone treatment program participated. Methodology: The background questionnaire included demographic, health history, leg health, and substance abuse history items. The knowledge test included 11 true/false questions about clinical manifestations of CVI and 30 true/false items about venous disease and wound healing. Questionnaires were read to participants. Participants' legs were assessed for CVI and classified using the CEAP clinical scale of 0, no evidence of CVI to 6, open leg ulcers. Results: Data analysis is in progress and will examine the relation of knowledge to severity of CVI and sociodemographic, health, and substance abuse history variables. Conclusions: Since CVI is a common occurrence in injecting drug users, educational materials appropriate to persons' knowledge and interest need to be developed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:13:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:13:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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