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Type: Artigo
Title: Pain Prevalence, Socio-demographic And Clinical Features In Patients With Chronic Ulcers
Author: Rocha Domingues
Elaine Aparecida; Leao Cavalcanti
Marianna Carvalho e Souza; Pereira da Costa
Paula Cristina; Baena de Moraes Lopes
Maria Helena; Monteiro
Ines; Costa Alexandre
Neusa Maria
Abstract: Chronic wounds are considered a worldwide epidemic and pain is the most frequently symptom referred by the patients who have this type of wound. The aim was to assess the prevalence of pain in chronic wounds and relate socio-demographic and clinical variables to pain. This is an analytical cross-sectional study, carried out in Basic Health Units (BHU), Family Health Strategy (ESF) and in a university hospital in two cities of Minas Gerais. 200 individuals who had chronic ulcers of different etiologies participated. Data collection took place between October 2012 and January 2013. The majority of participants (69%) reported they were in pain during the interview. Subjects with higher education had more pain. Patients with venous ulcers had less severe pain, and arterial ulcers were responsible for scoring the highest value of pain. It was found that most patients with chronic wounds feel pain; its intensity depends on the type of wound and this symptom should be recognized while caring for these patients. (C) 2016 Tissue Viability Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Pain
Wounds And Lesions
Nursing Care
Leg Ulcers
Editor: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Oxford
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jtv.2016.03.005
Address: http://www-sciencedirect-com.ez88.periodicos.capes.gov.br/science/article/pii/S0965206X1630002X?via%3Dihub
Date Issue: 2016
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