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Impact on the quality of life of lymphoedema patients following introduction of a hygiene and skin care regimen in a Guyanese community endemic for lymphatic filariasis: A preliminary clinical intervention study.

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BACKGROUND: Hygiene and skin care are effective and important interventions in the management of lymphoedema secondary to lymphatic filariasis. We analyzed the impact on the quality of life that education and introduction of a designated nurse had on lymphoedema patients in a community that was endemic for lymphatic filariasis. METHODS: Patients' life quality was assessed using a Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) questionnaire. At the same time they received education on appropriate hygie...

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10.1186/1475-2883-2-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Medicine Division
Role:
Author
Journal:
Filaria journal
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
1
Publication date:
2003-01-05
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EISSN:
1475-2883
ISSN:
1475-2883
URN:
uuid:5bedd016-b585-433f-b91c-7fdb191ed752
Source identifiers:
95862
Local pid:
pubs:95862
Language:
English

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