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

Smith, D, Team, V, Barber, G, O'Brien, J ORCID: 0000-0002-6504-8422, Wynter, K, McGinnes, R, Tsiamis, E and Weller, CD 2017 , 'Factors associated with physical activity levels in people with venous leg ulcers: A multicentre, prospective, cohort study' , International wound journal , pp. 1-6 , doi: 10.1111/iwj.12868.

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Smith, D and Team, V and Barber, G and O'Brien, J and Wynter, K and McGinnes, R and Tsiamis, E and Weller, CD
Keywords: Venous leg ulcers, Physical activity
Journal or Publication Title: International wound journal
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 1742-4801
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/iwj.12868
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