Exploring the feasibility of implementing an exercise intervention in patients with venous ulceration under a national healthcare system - a study protocol

Klonizakis, Markos and Tew, Garry and Michaels, Jonathan and Crank, Helen and Middleton, Geoff and Gumber, Anil (2015) Exploring the feasibility of implementing an exercise intervention in patients with venous ulceration under a national healthcare system - a study protocol. In: The 10th World Congress for Microcirculation, 25th-27th September 2015, Kyoto International Conference Centre (Kyoto, Japan).

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Abstract

Background and context (for other details see the poster):
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) affects 6.6-9.4% of the general population (increasing to 10-21% in adults >50 years), with 1-2% of these individuals developing venous ulceration. Treatment of venous ulcers places a huge financial burden on national healthcare services.
Compression hosiery is currently the most common treatment for venous ulcers. However, ulceration recurrence rates are high and thus alternative therapies need to be pursued.
Supervised exercise training involving a combination of aerobic and resistance exercises might be useful adjunct to compression hosiery in the prevention and treatment of venous ulcers, via favourable effects on lower-limb blood flow and vascular function.
Hence we are proposing a feasibility study for a definitive randomised controlled trial of a combined exercise and compression hosiery intervention to improve health outcomes in patients with newly-diagnosed venous ulcers.

Keywords:Exercise, National Health Service, venous ulcer
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B120 Physiology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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ID Code:19476
Deposited On:04 Nov 2015 16:09

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