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Factors associated with physical activity levels in people with venous leg ulcers: A multicentre, prospective, cohort study

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Smith, D and Team, V and Barber, G and O'Brien, J and Wynter, K and McGinnes, R and Tsiamis, E and Weller, CD, Factors associated with physical activity levels in people with venous leg ulcers: A multicentre, prospective, cohort study, International wound journal pp. 1-6. ISSN 1742-4801 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/iwj.12868

Abstract

Increasing levels of physical activity among people with venous leg ulcers (VLUs) can potentially reduce the health cost burden, improve functional aspects of patientsí lives and increase ulcer healing rates. The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with physical activity levels in patients with VLUs. Data from 2016 to 2017 Aspirin for Venous Leg Ulcer cohort study were analysed for the present study. Ninety participants were recruited from 5 outpatient specialist wound clinics across Victoria, Australia between August 2016 and April 2017. There was a statistically significant association between diabetes and physical activity, with a higher proportion of people with type 2 diabetes in the sedentary category. Further, there was a statistically significant association between patientreported VLU education and physical activity levels. An indirect advantage of relevant, easy-to-understand education about VLUs may increase physical activity levels, which may facilitate improved time to healing of VLUs.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Venous leg ulcers, Physical activity
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
UTAS Author:O'Brien, J (Dr Jane O'Brien)
ID Code:123225
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2017-12-21
Last Modified:2018-09-13
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