Venous leg ulcers: What about well-being?

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The impact of having a leg ulcer is well-documented in terms of the pain, restrictions and psychosocial difficulties that patients experience. However, the current focus on quality of life as a patient reported outcome measure overlooks the importance of the individual's well-being. In this article, we argue that a shift in focus from quality of life to well-being will contribute to the more proactive patient centred approach to care to which we should all aspire in contemporary care settings. © 2014 MA Health care ltd.




Upton, D., Andrews, A., & Upton, P. (2014). Venous leg ulcers: What about well-being? Journal of Wound Care, 23(1), 14–17.

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