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LIMPRINT: The UK Experience-Subjective Control of Swelling in Patients Attending Specialist Lymphedema Services

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  1. Clinical and Ethical Challenges in Undertaking LIMPRINT in Vulnerable Populations

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  2. LIMPRINT: Prevalence of Chronic Edema in Health Services in Copenhagen, Denmark

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  3. LIMPRINT: Estimation of the Prevalence of Lymphoedema/Chronic Oedema in Acute Hospital in In-Patients

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  4. LIMPRINT in Specialist Lymphedema Services in United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Turkey

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  5. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Chronic Edema in U.K. Community Nursing Services

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  1. Clinical and Ethical Challenges in Undertaking LIMPRINT in Vulnerable Populations

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  2. LIMPRINT: Prevalence of Chronic Edema in Health Services in Copenhagen, Denmark

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  3. LIMPRINT: Estimation of the Prevalence of Lymphoedema/Chronic Oedema in Acute Hospital in In-Patients

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  4. LIMPRINT in Specialist Lymphedema Services in United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Turkey

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  5. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Chronic Edema in U.K. Community Nursing Services

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  • Christine J Moffatt
  • Vaughan Keeley
  • Andrew Hughes
  • Kath Clark
  • Jill Lisle
  • Margaret Benson
  • Rebecca Gaskin
  • Martina Sykorova
  • Eleanor Dring
  • Susie Murray
  • Gregoire Mercier
  • Isabelle Quere
  • Peter J Franks
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Background and Study Design: This study was undertaken as part of the UK LIMPRINT international study to determine the number of people with chronic edema (CO) and its impact on health services. Overall 7436 with CO were recruited in the main UK study from a range of health settings. Methods and Results: Factors relating to subjective control of arm and leg CO were defined in the UK. A total of 1565 patients were included in the study with exclusions for: no limb swelling or not recorded (1669), having concurrent arm/leg CO (272), control of assessment missing (5) and professional being unsure of control status of CO (325). Arm swelling occurred in 953 (18.5%) with leg CO in 4212 (81.5%). Poor control was found in 1430 (27.2%) and good control in 3735 (72.3%). Control of arm swelling was worse in men and control increased overall in those aged over 45 years. In contrast control of CO worsened in those with leg CO with increasing age and multiple co-morbidities. Obesity and cellulitis, particularly an episode in the last year were associated with poor control. Independent risk factors for arm CO were : obesity, neurological disease and cellulitis in the last year and for leg CO, obesity, poor mobility, heart disease, presence of a wound, cellulitis in the last year and duration of swelling. Conclusion: Control of CO within specialized centers is complex due to sociodemographic and clinical comorbidities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLymphatic Research and Biology
Volume17
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)211-220
Number of pages10
ISSN1539-6851
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Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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  • Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cellulitis/diagnosis, Chronic Disease, Diagnosis, Differential, Edema/diagnosis, Female, Heart Diseases/diagnosis, Humans, Lower Extremity/pathology, Lymphatic System/pathology, Lymphedema/diagnosis, Male, Middle Aged, Obesity/diagnosis, Patient Satisfaction/statistics & numerical data, Prevalence, Quality of Life/psychology, Risk Factors, Surveys and Questionnaires, United Kingdom/epidemiology, Upper Extremity/pathology, Wounds and Injuries/diagnosis

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