Functional capacity and quality of life of patients with chronic wounds


  • Aline Costa de Oliveira Universidade Estadual do Piauí
  • Andressa dos Santos Alvarenga Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Franciane de Sousa Freitas Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Daniel de Macêdo Rocha Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Sandra Marina Gonçalves Bezerra UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DO PIAUI
  • Lídya Tolstenko Nogueira Universidade Federal do Piauí


Wounds and injuries, Quality of life, Daily activities, Stomatherapy


Objective: To evaluate functional capacity and quality of life (QoL) of patients with chronic wounds. Methods: A cross-sectional analytical study composed of 74 patients with chronic wounds accompanied at a reference center for the treatment of complex wounds in Teresina, state of Piaui. Data were collected using the Katz index and the Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule. Results: Among the domains, the “well-being” had a lower mean score and the degree of dependence obtained a signifi cant association with the well-being and “social life” domains. The bathing, dressing, personal hygiene and locomotion activities showed an association between the domains of QoL. Conclusion: The degree of independence in performing the basic activities of daily living, especially bathing, dressing and personal hygiene, presented higher scores between domains, indicating a better QoL. It is expected that the implantation of measures that help to preserve the functional capacity will improve the patients’ QoL.


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Author Biographies

Aline Costa de Oliveira, Universidade Estadual do Piauí

Graduada em enfermagem. Mestre em enfermagem. Pós-graduanda em estomaterapia.

Andressa dos Santos Alvarenga, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Graduada em enfermagem

Franciane de Sousa Freitas, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Graduada em enfermagem

Daniel de Macêdo Rocha, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Graduado em enfermagem. Mestrando em enfermagem.

Sandra Marina Gonçalves Bezerra, UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DO PIAUI

Doutora em enfermagem e  Estomaterapeuta - TiSobest

Professora Adjunta da Universidade Estadual do Piauí diretora geral do Hospital  e UPA Promorar

Lídya Tolstenko Nogueira, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Graduada em enfermagem. Doutora em enfermagem. Docente da Universidade Federal do Piauí



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Costa de Oliveira A, Alvarenga A dos S, de Sousa Freitas F, de Macêdo Rocha D, Bezerra SMG, Tolstenko Nogueira L. Functional capacity and quality of life of patients with chronic wounds. ESTIMA [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 6 [cited 2024 May 30];16. Available from:



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