Every day life of elderly with venous insufficiency, who use elastic compression socks

Authors

  • Marcelo Henrique Silva Municipal de Juiz de Fora. Secretaria de Saúde. Departamento de Atenção Primária à Saúde. Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6250-5050
  • Daniele Knopp Ribeiro Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora. Faculdade de Enfermagem. Departamento de Enfermagem Básica. Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7302-2601
  • Rodolfo Ribeiro de Jesus Universidade Presidente Antônio Carlos. Faculdade de Medicina. Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4606-0802
  • Renata Evangelista Tavares Machado Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem. Departamento Materno Infantil e Psiquiátrica. São Paulo, SP, Brasil. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9004-3941
  • Maria Cristina Pinto de Jesus Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora. Faculdade de Enfermagem. Departamento de Enfermagem Básica. Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8854-690X
  • Miriam Aparecida Barbosa Merighi Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem. Departamento Materno Infantil e Psiquiátrica. São Paulo, SP, Brasil. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9705-2557

Keywords:

Compression socks, Elderly, Interpersonal relationships, Nursing, Stomatherapy, Qualitative research

Abstract

Objective: To comprehend every day of older people with venous insuffi ciency, who use elastic compression socks. Methods: Phenomenological research that interviewed 13 elderly attended Basic Health Units in the state of Minas Gerais, between November 2017 to January 2018. The depositions were organized in categories and discussed according to the Alfred Schütz social phenomenology and theme literature. Results: Emerged from the interviews that make explicit the perspective of the participants regarding their everyday activities with compression elastic socks: “main symptoms of the venous insufficiency relieved”, “adversities that permeate the use of elastic compression socks” and “long term use of compression elastic socks”. Conclusion: For elderly people with chronic venous insufficiency, the use of elastic compression socks promotes relieve of the symptoms; however, it demands help to put them on and take them off and provokes heat sensation and discomfort in the limbs. The elderly showed the expectation to continue the long term use of the elastic sock aiming at avoiding the relapse of varicose ulcers. To validate the adversities related to the use of this compression device may help the elderly to broaden their autonomy and functional capacity, which may be compromised by venous insufficiency.

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Marcelo Henrique Silva, Municipal de Juiz de Fora. Secretaria de Saúde. Departamento de Atenção Primária à Saúde. Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil.

Subsecretária de Atenção Primária à Saúde. Estratégia Saúde da Família. UBS Jardim Esperança

Published

2019-10-16

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Silva MH, Ribeiro DK, Jesus RR de, Machado RET, Jesus MCP de, Merighi MAB. Every day life of elderly with venous insufficiency, who use elastic compression socks. ESTIMA [Internet]. 2019 Oct. 16 [cited 2022 Aug. 16];17. Available from: https://www.revistaestima.com.br/estima/article/view/736

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