Psychosomatic Aspects of Chronic Wounds

@article{Augustin2003PsychosomaticAO,
  title={Psychosomatic Aspects of Chronic Wounds},
  author={M. Augustin and K. Maier},
  journal={Dermatology and Psychosomatics / Dermatologie und Psychosomatik},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={5 - 13}
}
  • M. Augustin, K. Maier
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Dermatology and Psychosomatics / Dermatologie und Psychosomatik
Chronic wounds, such as ulcus cruris, decubitus and the diabetic foot are of great medical and socio-economic importance, since they affect 2–3 million people in Germany and have a prevalence of 1–2% in Western countries. Previous studies have primarily addressed the consequences of chronic wounds on quality of life, showing sometimes marked impairment in physical, social, psychological, and financial domains. There are few study data on the influence of psychosomatic factors on the onset and… Expand
Concerning Augustin M, Maier K: Psychosomatic aspects and quality of life in patients with chronic wounds. Dermatol Psychosom 2003;4:5–13. / Author's Reply
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