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

Authors

  • 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3823/2136

Keywords:

Varicose Ulcer; Aging; Health of the Elderly; Health Profile; Nursing., varicose ulcer, aging, health of de elderly, health profile, nursing

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.

 

Author Biographies

Sandra Maria da Solidade Gomes Simões de Oliveira Torres, Public University of Rio Grande do Norte

Master. Nursing Department - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (RN), Brazil.

Rhayssa de Oliveira Araújo, Public University of Rio Grande do Norte

Master. Nursing Department - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (RN), Brazil.

Aline Maino Pergola-Marconato, Campinas State University

PhD, Professor at Nursing Department at Faculty of Nursing Campinas State University, Campinas, São paulo, Brasil.

Thalyta Cristina Mansano-Schlosser, Public University of Rio Grande do Norte

PhD. Post-doctoral Fellow. Nursing Department - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (RN), Brazil.

Rafaela Araujo Oliveira, Public University of Rio Grande do Norte

Undergraduate student at Nursing Department - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (RN), Brazil.

Lara Laise Alves da Silva, Public University of Rio Grande do Norte

Undergraduate student at Nursing Department - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (RN), Brazil.

Dalva Cezar da Silva, Public University of Rio Grande do Norte

Master. Nursing Department - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (RN), Brazil.

Giovana Sposito, Public University of Rio Grande do Norte

PhD. Post-doctoral Fellow. Nursing Department - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (RN), Brazil.

Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres, Public University of Rio Grande do Norte

PhD, Full Professor at Nursing Department - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal/RN, Brazil. 

Eulália Maria Chaves Maia, Public University of Rio Grande do Norte

PhD, Full Professor at Science Department- Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal/RN, Brazil.

 

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