Patient education pictorial boards: improving patients' understanding of venous leg ulcer and compression therapy.

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  • Author(s): CLARKE, CAROLINE; WHITMORE, LYNN; WEBB, AMY
  • Source:
    Wounds UK (WOUNDS UK), 2020; 16(2): 54-60. (6p)
  • Publication Type:
    Article - consumer/patient teaching materials, pictorial, research, tables/charts
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse, Midland Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Bradwell Hospital, Newcastle-under-Lyme
      Tissue Viability Clinical Educator, Midland Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
      Community Clinic Nurse, Midland Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      A major problem among patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs) is adherence to compression therapy. It is therefore essential that patients understand their condition and how compression works as without this treatment the ulcer is unlikely to heal. As a Tissue Viability service wanting to improve our VLU patient education we decided to engage with our patients to understand their current knowledge of their VLU condition and how compression therapy works, to understand their own words for leg ulcer terminology, and to ask them how they prefer to learn and receive this information. From this work, the VLU Education Boards were developed using colourful visual pictorial images of inside the leg, with simply written terminology chosen by our patients to be used alongside verbal explanation. Evaluation post-education with the boards showed improvement in patient knowledge of their condition and treatment. Nurses also felt more confident in their explanation of the VLU diagnosis and how compression treatment works.
    • Journal Subset:
      Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Nursing; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland
    • ISSN:
      1746-6814
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 101285072
    • Publication Date:
      20200609
    • Publication Date:
      20200611
    • Accession Number:
      143616687
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CLARKE, C.; WHITMORE, L.; WEBB, A. Patient education pictorial boards: improving patients’ understanding of venous leg ulcer and compression therapy. Wounds UK, [s. l.], v. 16, n. 2, p. 54–60, 2020. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143616687. Acesso em: 3 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      CLARKE C, WHITMORE L, WEBB A. Patient education pictorial boards: improving patients’ understanding of venous leg ulcer and compression therapy. Wounds UK. 2020;16(2):54-60. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143616687. Accessed August 3, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      CLARKE C, WHITMORE L, WEBB A. Patient education pictorial boards: improving patients’ understanding of venous leg ulcer and compression therapy. Wounds UK. 2020;16(2):54-60. Accessed August 3, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143616687
    • APA:
      CLARKE, C., WHITMORE, L., & WEBB, A. (2020). Patient education pictorial boards: improving patients’ understanding of venous leg ulcer and compression therapy. Wounds UK, 16(2), 54–60.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      CLARKE, CAROLINE, LYNN WHITMORE, and AMY WEBB. 2020. “Patient Education Pictorial Boards: Improving Patients’ Understanding of Venous Leg Ulcer and Compression Therapy.” Wounds UK 16 (2): 54–60. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143616687.
    • Harvard:
      CLARKE, C., WHITMORE, L. and WEBB, A. (2020) ‘Patient education pictorial boards: improving patients’ understanding of venous leg ulcer and compression therapy’, Wounds UK, 16(2), pp. 54–60. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143616687 (Accessed: 3 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      CLARKE, C, WHITMORE, L & WEBB, A 2020, ‘Patient education pictorial boards: improving patients’ understanding of venous leg ulcer and compression therapy’, Wounds UK, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 54–60, viewed 3 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      CLARKE, CAROLINE, et al. “Patient Education Pictorial Boards: Improving Patients’ Understanding of Venous Leg Ulcer and Compression Therapy.” Wounds UK, vol. 16, no. 2, May 2020, pp. 54–60. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143616687.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      CLARKE, CAROLINE, LYNN WHITMORE, and AMY WEBB. “Patient Education Pictorial Boards: Improving Patients’ Understanding of Venous Leg Ulcer and Compression Therapy.” Wounds UK 16, no. 2 (May 2020): 54–60. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143616687.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      CLARKE C, WHITMORE L, WEBB A. Patient education pictorial boards: improving patients’ understanding of venous leg ulcer and compression therapy. Wounds UK [Internet]. 2020 May [cited 2020 Aug 3];16(2):54–60. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=143616687