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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160505
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gender differences in the symptom experience of venous ulcer patients
Abstract:
Gender differences in the symptom experience of venous ulcer patients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Wipke-Tevis, Deidre
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri-Columbia
Contact Address:Sinclair School of Nursing, S329 Nursing Building, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA
Contact Telephone:573.884.8441
Venous ulcers are a challenging clinical problem with many associated symptoms that adversely effect a person's quality of life. The purpose of this study was to describe the gender differences in the symptom experience and symptom outcomes of persons living with a venous ulcer. A semi-structured interview guide was developed and administered to 32 adults (18 men:14 women). Two research questions were asked: 1) What symptoms do you have related to your leg ulcer?, and 2) What lifestyle changes have been caused by your leg ulcer? Using qualitative, content analysis, co-investigators independently identified categories and sub-themes. Five major symptoms were reported: pain and discomfort, mood changes, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and itching. Three major symptom outcomes were identified regarding lifestyle changes: functional status, quality of life, and cost. Pain, the most common symptom, adversely affected both functional status and quality of life. Men were more likely to report mood changes, being unable to work, and decreased recreational activities. Women expressed more concerns about their body image and cosmetic appearance, not being able to carry out household chores, and increased pain with leg elevation. Additional research is needed to examine the self-management strategies utilized by persons living with a venous ulcer.
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.titleGender differences in the symptom experience of venous ulcer patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160505-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gender differences in the symptom experience of venous ulcer patients</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">Wipke-Tevis, Deidre</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri-Columbia</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Sinclair School of Nursing, S329 Nursing Building, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">573.884.8441</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Wipke-TevisD@health.missouri.e</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Venous ulcers are a challenging clinical problem with many associated symptoms that adversely effect a person's quality of life. The purpose of this study was to describe the gender differences in the symptom experience and symptom outcomes of persons living with a venous ulcer. A semi-structured interview guide was developed and administered to 32 adults (18 men:14 women). Two research questions were asked: 1) What symptoms do you have related to your leg ulcer?, and 2) What lifestyle changes have been caused by your leg ulcer? Using qualitative, content analysis, co-investigators independently identified categories and sub-themes. Five major symptoms were reported: pain and discomfort, mood changes, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and itching. Three major symptom outcomes were identified regarding lifestyle changes: functional status, quality of life, and cost. Pain, the most common symptom, adversely affected both functional status and quality of life. Men were more likely to report mood changes, being unable to work, and decreased recreational activities. Women expressed more concerns about their body image and cosmetic appearance, not being able to carry out household chores, and increased pain with leg elevation. Additional research is needed to examine the self-management strategies utilized by persons living with a venous ulcer.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:00:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:00:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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