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dc.contributor.authorSalome, Geraldo M.
dc.contributor.authorBlanes, Leila [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Lydia M. [UNIFESP]
dc.identifier.citationWorld Journal of Surgery. New York: Springer, v. 38, n. 1, p. 233-240, 2014.
dc.description.abstractThe assessment of health-related quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers provides important information for clinical decision making, evaluation of therapeutic benefits, and prediction of survival probabilities.Health-related quality of life and self-esteem were assessed using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Rosenberg self-esteem (RSE) scale, respectively, in patients with venous leg ulcers treated with split-thickness skin grafts. One hundred patients with venous leg ulcers and indication for skin grafting were divided into two groups of 50 patients each: the control group (patients who received conservative treatment) and surgery group (patients who received split-thickness skin grafts).Patients in the surgery group reported significantly higher SF-36 scores (better health status) than controls one month after surgery, as well as 90 and 180 days postoperatively (p < 0.002). the mean total RSE score was significantly lower (indicating higher self-esteem) in the surgery group (mean RSE score, 17.54) than in the control group (mean RSE score, 24.22).Split-thickness skin grafting resulted in better health-related quality of life and self-esteem in patients with venous leg ulcers than did compression therapy with Unna's boot.en
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dc.titleThe Impact of Skin Grafting on the Quality of Life and Self-Esteem of Patients with Venous Leg Ulcersen
dc.contributor.institutionSapucai Valley Univ UNIVAS
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliationSapucai Valley Univ UNIVAS, Dept Surg, Pouso Alegre, MG, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo UNIFESP, Div Plast Surg, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniversidade Federal de São Paulo UNIFESP, Div Plast Surg, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science

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