Ellie Lindsay

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AIM To investigate the effectiveness of a new community nursing model of care for clients with chronic leg ulcers in terms of levels of pain and ulcer healing. METHOD A randomised controlled trial comparing the new model of care with standard community nursing care was conducted with a sample of 56 clients with chronic venous leg ulcers, 28 clients in the(More)
AIM To conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis based on data from a randomised controlled trial comparing traditional community home nursing with a community Leg Club model for chronic venous leg ulcer management in the south-east metropolitan area of Queensland, Australia. METHOD Participants were randomised to the Leg Club (n=28) or home visits (n=28).(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE The negative impact of chronic leg ulcers on quality of life is well documented. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a new community nursing model of care on quality of life, morale, depression, self-esteem, social support, healing, pain and functional ability of clients with chronic venous leg ulcers. BACKGROUND(More)
Venous leg ulcers are a frequent source of chronic ill-health and a considerable cost to health-care systems. This paper reports pilot study results from a randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a community-based 'Leg Club' environment on improving healing rates of venous leg ulcers. Leg Clubs offer a setting where people with similar(More)
Leg Club is a unique model of community-based leg ulcer care. By providing nursing care in a non-medical, social environment, the model has several benefits: it removes the stigma associated with leg ulcers and helps isolated older people reintegrate into their communities, which in turn improves concordance and has a positive impact on healing and(More)
Patients' perspectives on their illness and care are increasingly recognized as the focus for the organization of health care, yet patient stories are rarely examined on their own. Mostly, they are dissected for data, and so the impact is lost. This article presents a number of story tellers, all patients with leg wounds attending a social clinic. Reading(More)
As a district nurse providing leg ulcer management in a rural community, the author was aware that the effectiveness of compression therapy was, in many cases, compromised by poor compliance to treatment. Once the author had researched the underlying causes of non-compliance, she addressed the issues by developing innovative leg ulcer clinics ('Leg Clubs')(More)
Short-stretch compression bandages have been shown to be as cost-effective and efficient as other compression systems in healing venous ulcers, independent of associated factors (Scriven et al, 1998; Nelson, 1996). However, as they do not contract around a limb they do not exert pressure during inactivity (resting pressure) (Klose Norton, 2003). But their(More)
Patients with compression bandages experience difficulty with bathing due to the possibility that bandages may become wet and affect the wound. Bandage and dressing changes resulting from accidental wetting also cost the NHS considerable time and money. This product focus highlights the social and psychological impact on the patient when they are unable to(More)