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Encouraging  patients  to  self­-care – the  preliminary  development  and  validation  of  the  VeLUSET©, a self-­efficacy tool for venous leg ulcer patients, aged 60 years and over

Brown, Annemarie, Kendall, Sally, Flanagan, Madeleine, Cottee, Michaela (2013) Encouraging  patients  to  self­-care – the  preliminary  development  and  validation  of  the  VeLUSET©, a self-­efficacy tool for venous leg ulcer patients, aged 60 years and over. International Wound Journal, 11 (3). pp. 326-334. ISSN 1742-4801. E-ISSN 1742-481X. (doi:10.1111/iwj.12199) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:54582)

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Abstract

Venous leg ulceration has a high recurrence rate. Patients with healed or frequently recurring venous ulceration are required to perform self-care behaviours to prevent recurrence or promote healing, but evidence suggests that many find these difficult to perform. Bandura's self-efficacy theory is a widely used and robust behaviour change model and underpins many interventions designed to promote self-care in a variety of chronic conditions. By identifying areas where patients may experience difficulty in performing self-care, interventions can be developed to strengthen their self-efficacy beliefs in performing these activities successfully. There are currently a variety of self-efficacy scales available to measure self-efficacy in a variety of conditions; but not a disease-specific scale for use with venous ulcer patients. The aim of this study, therefore, was to develop and validate a disease-specific, patient-focused self-efficacy scale for patients with healed venous leg ulceration. This scale will need further validation studies; however, it is ready for use in clinical practice and will enable practitioners to identify those patients who may need additional support in performing self-care activities to prevent recurrence.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/iwj.12199
Uncontrolled keywords: Instrument development; Likert scales; Prevention; Recurrence; Self-care; Self-efficacy; Venous leg ulcers
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Sally Kendall
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 16:02 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2020 03:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54582 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kendall, Sally: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2507-0350
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