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Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem

On-line version ISSN 1983-1447

Abstract

MEDEIROS, Ana Beatriz de Almeida et al. Association of socioeconomic and clinical factors and tissue integrity outcome of patients with ulcers. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. [online]. 2016, vol.37, n.1, e54105.  Epub Mar 01, 2016. ISSN 1983-1447.  https://doi.org/1590/1983-1447.2016.01.54105.

Objective

to analyze the association between socioeconomic and clinical factors and indicators of the tissue integrity outcome in nursing among patients with venous ulcers.

Methods

a cross-sectional study at a university hospital in Natal, RN, Brazil, from February to June 2012, with 50 individuals. To analyze the variables, we used the Spearman correlation test and the Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests at a level of 5%.

Results

there was a correlation of low intensity between age and the indicators hydration and skin peeling, and family income and necrosis. There was also an association between gender and the indicators temperature, amount of body hair and exudation.

Conclusion

the associated variables provide important information for the treatment of patients with venous ulcers, and can help reduce ulcer time and the consequent discomfort, limitations and costs. This information should be considered when providing care for patients with a nursing diagnosis of impaired skin integrity and/or impaired tissue integrity.

Keywords : Nursing; Varicose ulcer; Health profile; Outcome assessment (Healthcare).

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