Social support for elderly patients with chronic wounds

Keeling, D, Price, P, Jones, E and Harding, K G (1997) Social support for elderly patients with chronic wounds. Journal of Wound Care, 6 (8). ISSN 0969-0700

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Abstract

Few attempts have been made to measure the social support received by elderly patients with chronic wounds. To focus research on these issues, an established model integrating the various roles played by social support in the adaptation of patients to stressful situations was applied. Two questionnaires were used to measure perceived social support and coping in a sample of patients with leg ulcers (N = 15, mean age 70.4 years) or diabetic foot ulcers (N = 15, mean age 63.6 years) at two time-points over a four-month period. The results indicate that there were no statistical differences between the groups. The overall levels of social support were low, with emotional support recorded most frequently. The standardised scores for types of coping indicate no unusual patterns, although the scores for logical analysis were low. However, there was considerable variation in the types of coping strategies used by individuals.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: Q Science > QZ Psychology
Depositing User: Debbie Keeling
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 07:48
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 07:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68743
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