Venous leg ulcers: What about well-being?

Dominic Upton, Abbye Andrews, Penney Upton

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The impact of having a leg ulcer is well-documented in terms of the pain, restrictions and psychosocial difficulties that patients experience. However, the current focus on quality of life as a patient reported outcome measure overlooks the importance of the individual's well-being. In this article, we argue that a shift in focus from quality of life to well-being will contribute to the more proactive patient centred approach to care to which we should all aspire in contemporary care settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Venous leg ulcers: What about well-being?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this