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Patients’ perceptions of self-management of chronic wounds

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Patients’ perceptions of self-management of chronic wounds

Kimberley Wilde
27 September 2020

Self-management has emerged as a useful approach in treating chronic illnesses. Patients with wounds may experience better outcomes by participating in self-management. However, the perception of patients towards self-management in wound care is not well known. The purpose of this research was to explore patients’ perceptions of self-management by looking at different factors that influence their attitudes and beliefs to self-care. The study used interviews to understand the perception of 12 participants recruited at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK. A thematic analysis was completed to uncover themes in the data, which ranged from wound type and characteristics, perception of self-management, support from health care providers, wound duration and complications, and support from family and friends. Based on these beliefs, some of the participants had a positive impression of self-management while some were reluctant to self-care.

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