Characterization of People with Venous Ulcer Assisted at the Primary Health Care

  • Sandra Maria da Solidade Gomes Simões de Oliveira Torres Public University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Rhayssa de Oliveira Araújo Public University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Aline Maino Pergola-Marconato Campinas State University
  • Thalyta Cristina Mansano-Schlosser Public University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Rafaela Araujo Oliveira Public University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Lara Laise Alves da Silva Public University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Dalva Cezar da Silva Public University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Giovana Sposito Public University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres Public University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Eulália Maria Chaves Maia Public University of Rio Grande do Norte

Abstract

Background: The venous ulcer is a severe public health problem that requires proper care and skilled professionals.


Objective: To characterize, as the sociodemographic, health and assistance aspects, adults and elderly with venous ulcers treated with the primary health care.


Methods: A cross-sectional survey conducted in primary health care of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, from February to September/2014 with structured interview compound of sociodemographic and bio-physiological measures. The research followed the ethical precepts.


Results: Of the total, 61.4% were aged greater or equal to 60 years old. Among the elderly, women predominated (p=0.011), with a partner (p=0.025), primary education (p=0.016), no occupation (p<0.001), non-alcoholic (p=0.029), with diabetes mellitus (p=0.002) and hypertension (p=0.001). As for the health and assistance aspects, there was a tendency of worse outcomes among the elderly.


Conclusion: There was a majority of elderly women, without occupation, with a partner, low income, comorbidity, venous ulcer time more than one year, recurrence and pain. It was evident the need for comprehensive care to people with venous ulcers, especially the elderly.


 

Published
Dec 8, 2016
How to Cite
DE OLIVEIRA TORRES, Sandra Maria da Solidade Gomes Simões et al. Characterization of People with Venous Ulcer Assisted at the Primary Health Care. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, dec. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1903>. Date accessed: 16 july 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2136.
Section
Primary Care

Keywords

varicose ulcer; aging; health of de elderly; health profile; nursing

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