Perceptions of elderly living with leg ulcer
This study aimed to describe the perception of the elderly about being a carrier of a chronic leg injury, accompanied by a Basic Health Unit of Uberaba, MG/Brazil. This is a descriptive research with a qualitative approach carried out through thematic analysis of content. They were assessed seven elderly patients with chronic ulcer of lower limb. Five categories emerged: Pain; Difficulties and/or dependence to perform the dressing; Image disorder; Inability to work; and Restriction for leisure. It observed the reality on the way of life of seniors with leg injuries, and we verified the importance to monitor them by a multidisciplinary team that supports the care aiming at the comprehensiveness of the human being.
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Copyright (c) 2016 Ana Luisa Zanardo Buso, Francielle Toniolo Nicodemos Furtado de Mendonça, Judete Silva Nunes, Lúcia Aparecida Ferreira, Álvaro da Silva Santos, Fernanda Bonato Zuffi
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