Perceptions of elderly living with leg ulcer

Authors

  • Ana Luisa Zanardo Buso Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Francielle Toniolo Nicodemos Furtado de Mendonça Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Judete Silva Nunes Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Lúcia Aparecida Ferreira Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Álvaro da Silva Santos Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
  • Fernanda Bonato Zuffi Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v32n1a2016-32738

Abstract

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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Author Biography

Fernanda Bonato Zuffi, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

Enfermeira. Mestre em Enfermagem. Professora Assistente III do Curso de Graduação em Enfermagem da UFTM. Professora da Residência Integrada Multiprofissional em Saúde da UFTM. Orientadora deste estudo.

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Published

2016-10-06

How to Cite

BUSO, A.L.Z., MENDONÇA, F.T.N.F. de, NUNES, J.S., FERREIRA, L.A., SANTOS, Álvaro da S. and ZUFFI, F.B., 2016. Perceptions of elderly living with leg ulcer . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1373–1379. [Accessed26 May 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n1a2016-32738. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/32738.

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Health Sciences