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A Journal on Phlebology
Acta Phlebologica 2012 December;13(3):131-3
QoL evaluation and chronic venous disease: how to do this in our daily practice?
Mansilha A., Brandão D.
Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Hospital CUF Porto, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Chronic venous disease (CVD) is highly prevalent in the western world and is associated with significant costs. Outcome studies promote understanding of the diseases and the results of treatment. Given the strong social impact and often underestimate of CVD severity, it is important to use instruments for assessing quality of life (QoL). The application of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) to patients suffering from CVD is thought to be an important step forward in the assessment of patients’ perspective, being QoL questionnaires the most adapted instruments.