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A questionnaire to assess risk factors, quality of life, and use of health resources in patients with venous disease.
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PMID:  1356454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To test the accuracy and usefulness of a questionnaire to assess risk factors and symptoms of venous disease, quality of life, and dependence on health and social services. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Multicentre study in three general practices. SUBJECTS: Patients drawn from a larger investigation of prevalence of venous disease. RESULTS: Patients who had venous disease were taller and heavier and had spent more time standing at work than those who did not. It was strongly associated with both number of pregnancies and number of children. There were weak but not significant associations with the wearing of a corset, constipation, and a family history of venous problems. CONCLUSIONS: The questionnaire was able to pick out recognised risk factors, and is suitable for use in studies of patients with venous disorders. It may also provide information about factors that have not yet been accepted. The case-control study is an appropriate way of assessing not only risk factors, but also signs and symptoms, quality of life, and use of health resources in patients with venous disease.
P J Franks; D D Wright; A E Fletcher; C J Moffatt; J Stirling; C J Bulpitt; C N McCollum
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica     Volume:  158     ISSN:  1102-4151     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Surg     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-26     Completed Date:  1992-10-26     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105264     Medline TA:  Eur J Surg     Country:  SWEDEN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Community Health Services / utilization
London / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Risk Factors
Vascular Diseases / economics,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology

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