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Abstract

Effect of the Compression Therapy Guided by Unna Boots on the Quality of Life and Complications in Patients with Lower Limb Venous Ulcers

Author(s): YAN ZOU, SIMEI WANG, H. ZHOU AND LI ZHANG*
Department of Hand and foot surgery, Affiliated Nanhua Hospital, University of South China, Hengyang, Hunan 421002, China

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Department of Hand and foot surgery, Affiliated Nanhua Hospital, University of South China, Hengyang, Hunan 421002, China, E-mail: [email protected]


Venous ulcers are one of the public problems in the world at present, which has a great impact on human life and spirit. Therefore, this paper explores the therapeutic effect of the compression therapy guided by Unna boots on patients with lower limb venous ulcers. A total of 90 venous ulcers patients who were treated in our hospital from June 2016 to June 2019 were collected, the patients received the compression therapy guided by Unna boots, and the Unna boots were replaced every two w for 3 mo. The ulcer area and cure rate of the patients before and after treatment were evaluated, and the changes of quality in life and mental state of the patients were evaluated by the mean opinion score item short from health survey (SF-36). After one mo of treatment, the cure rate of the patient was 61.11 %, the focus showed epithelialization, and the cure rate reached 91.11 % after 3 mo. The results of the SF-36 survey showed that the average score of patients increased to 57.80 after one mo of treatment and to 75.66 after three mo of treatment. At the same time, the physical function and general health scores of all patients were significantly improved after 3 mo of treatment. Before treatment, the average scores of social communication, role-emotional, and mental health in all patients were lower. After one mo of treatment, the average score of these evaluation indexes gradually increased. After 3 mo of treatment, the average score of these evaluation indexes was 4 times higher than that before treatment, and the difference before and after treatment was significant (p<0.05). The results show that the compression therapy guided by Unna boots is effective in the treatment of lower limb venous ulcers, which can not only improve the quality of life of patients, but also help patients to restore self-confidence and self-esteem, and contribute to the recovery of patients.

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