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The Use Of The VEINES-QOL/Sym Questionnaire In Patients Operated For Varicose Veins.
Pol Przegl Chir 2015; 87(10):491-8PP

Abstract

Venous insufficiency is a common, chronic disease that affects nearly half of the population in highly developed countries. The vast majority of affected patients suffer from varicose veins (VV). Recently, the priority in medicine has been patient satisfaction with treatment and high quality of life. Therefore, disease-specific questionnaires that measure quality of life have been developed. One of these is VEINES-QOL/Sym with two subscales that assess quality of life and disease symptoms. To date, it has been used to examine patients with venous ulcers and thrombosis. No data are available concerning the use of VEINES to assess patients after VV surgery. The aim of the study was to investigate the change in QOL after VV surgery and verify the usefulness of VEINES in daily phlebological practice.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

The study recruited 69 patients (CEAP class C2-C3) in need of surgery for VV. The patients responded 2 hours before surgery and after 3 months. Patients were differentiated into several categories according to CEAP stage, age, sex, BMI, the use/lack of compression therapy, and education level.

RESULTS

The quality of life increased significantly in C3 patients and in patients over the age of 50. Quality of life increased significantly in all patients regardless of education. There were no differences between groups differentiated according to sex, the use or lack of compression therapy, or BMI.

CONCLUSIONS

The VEINES-QOL/Sym questionnaire can be used in daily phlebological practice to assess patients before and after surgical treatment of VV. VEINES-QOL/Sym is reliable and highly valid.

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Studies
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26812749

Citation

Migdalski, Łukasz, and Krzysztof Kuzdak. "The Use of the VEINES-QOL/Sym Questionnaire in Patients Operated for Varicose Veins." Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny, vol. 87, no. 10, 2015, pp. 491-8.
Migdalski Ł, Kuzdak K. The Use Of The VEINES-QOL/Sym Questionnaire In Patients Operated For Varicose Veins. Pol Przegl Chir. 2015;87(10):491-8.
Migdalski, Ł., & Kuzdak, K. (2015). The Use Of The VEINES-QOL/Sym Questionnaire In Patients Operated For Varicose Veins. Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny, 87(10), pp. 491-8. doi:10.1515/pjs-2015-0094.
Migdalski Ł, Kuzdak K. The Use of the VEINES-QOL/Sym Questionnaire in Patients Operated for Varicose Veins. Pol Przegl Chir. 2015;87(10):491-8. PubMed PMID: 26812749.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Use Of The VEINES-QOL/Sym Questionnaire In Patients Operated For Varicose Veins. AU - Migdalski,Łukasz, AU - Kuzdak,Krzysztof, PY - 2015/09/30/received PY - 2016/1/27/entrez PY - 2016/1/27/pubmed PY - 2017/2/28/medline SP - 491 EP - 8 JF - Polski przeglad chirurgiczny JO - Pol Przegl Chir VL - 87 IS - 10 N2 - UNLABELLED: Venous insufficiency is a common, chronic disease that affects nearly half of the population in highly developed countries. The vast majority of affected patients suffer from varicose veins (VV). Recently, the priority in medicine has been patient satisfaction with treatment and high quality of life. Therefore, disease-specific questionnaires that measure quality of life have been developed. One of these is VEINES-QOL/Sym with two subscales that assess quality of life and disease symptoms. To date, it has been used to examine patients with venous ulcers and thrombosis. No data are available concerning the use of VEINES to assess patients after VV surgery. The aim of the study was to investigate the change in QOL after VV surgery and verify the usefulness of VEINES in daily phlebological practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study recruited 69 patients (CEAP class C2-C3) in need of surgery for VV. The patients responded 2 hours before surgery and after 3 months. Patients were differentiated into several categories according to CEAP stage, age, sex, BMI, the use/lack of compression therapy, and education level. RESULTS: The quality of life increased significantly in C3 patients and in patients over the age of 50. Quality of life increased significantly in all patients regardless of education. There were no differences between groups differentiated according to sex, the use or lack of compression therapy, or BMI. CONCLUSIONS: The VEINES-QOL/Sym questionnaire can be used in daily phlebological practice to assess patients before and after surgical treatment of VV. VEINES-QOL/Sym is reliable and highly valid. SN - 2299-2847 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26812749/The_Use_Of_The_VEINES_QOL/Sym_Questionnaire_In_Patients_Operated_For_Varicose_Veins_ L2 - https://www.degruyter.com/doi/10.1515/pjs-2015-0094 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -