Estima – Brazilian Journal of Enterostomal Therapy <p>The Brazilian Journal of Enterostomal Therapy – Revista Estima, is the only specialized journal in Stomatheraphy Nursing in Latin America, classified as Qualis B2 by the <em>Comissão de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal do Nível Superior</em> (CAPES), and at the moment is indexed in 07 databases: BDENF - Base de dados de enfermagem (BVS – Biblioteca Virtual de Saúde), CINAHL - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, CUIDEN - Base de Datos Bibliográfica de la Fundación Index, EBSCO publishing, LATINDEX - Sistema regional de información en línea para revistas científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal, SCHOLAR GOOGLE and</p><p>Its scope contemplates the three comprehensive areas of the specialty: ostomies, wounds, and incontinence, as well as articles related to the professional development of the specialist. It is edited and produced by the <em>Associação Brasileira de Estomaterapia: Estomias, Feridas e Incontinências</em> (SOBEST), its first number was published in 2003, with a regular quarterly period until 2017. The content has been published continuously since January 2018.</p> SOBEST- Associação Brasileira de Estomaterapia en-US Estima – Brazilian Journal of Enterostomal Therapy 1806-3144 <p><a href="" rel="license"><img src="" alt="Creative Commons License" /></a><br /> This Journal is licensed under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p> A BRAZILIAN CONSENSUS FOR THE CARE OF ADULTS WITH ELIMINATION OSTOMIES Maria Ângela Boccara de Paula Juliano Teixeira Moraes Copyright (c) 2021 Maria Ângela Boccara de Paula, Juliano Teixeira Moraes 2021-01-26 2021-01-26 19 QUALITY OF LIFE IN PEOPLE WITH VENOUS ULCERS AND THE CHARACTERISTICS AND SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WOUND <p class="p1"><strong>Objective:</strong> to evaluate the quality of life of people with venous ulcers and correlate with the clinical characteristics and symptoms associated with the wound. <strong>Method:</strong> quantitative, cross-sectional and analytical study. For analyzes of associations of qualitative variables, the Chi-square and Fisher’s exact tests were applied, and for quantitative variables, Spearman’s correlation coefficient. The Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing instrument was used to assess the wound and the Freiburg Life Quality Assessment Wound-wk for quality of life analysis. The study included 103 subjects with a wound time of more than six weeks, of venous etiology. <strong>Results:</strong> there was a correlation between the clinical characteristics of the venous ulcer and symptoms associated with quality of life. In the physical symptoms dimensions, people with venous ulcers had a worse score in relation to the pain symptom (p &lt;0.0001). Associated with this, clinical characteristics such as the appearance (p &lt;0.0001) and the area (p = 0.0037) of the wound also showed a correlation. Regarding the wound assessment scale (area, tissue in the wound and exudate), the worst score interfered with physical symptoms. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> the pain, size of the wound and its aspect negatively influences the quality of life of people with venous ulcers.</p> Uiara Aline de Oliveira Kaizer Elaine Aparecida Rocha Domingues Ana Beatriz de Toledo Saib Paganelli Copyright (c) 2021 Uiara Aline de Oliveira Kaizer, Elaine Aparecida Rocha Domingues, Ana Beatriz de Toledo Saib Paganelli 2021-01-19 2021-01-19 19 10.30886/estima.v19.968_PT