What is it about?

It is known that people with venous leg ulcers have many chronic health conditions. What is not known is how many risk factors for further chronic conditions do they have. This paper reports on a study examining the profile of 50 people with venous leg ulcers from the West of Ireland

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Why is it important?

It really is important to know the level of risk for chronic disease so that prevention strategies can be put in place


people with chronic wounds have complex health care needs and a high level of engagement with health professionals. Wounds such as VLU are often seen as a skin condition but they represent underlying problems with the venous system and are often seen in people with other health problems.

Prof Georgina T Gethin
National University of Ireland - Galway

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This page is a summary of: Prevalence of Chronic Illness and Risk Factors for Chronic Illness Among Patients With Venous Leg Ulceration: A Cross-Sectional Study, The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, May 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1534734619850444.
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