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Qualité de vie après traitement de l'insuffisance veineuse superficielle primaire. [Quality of life in patients traited for primary superficial venous insufficiency].
Publication types: Comparative Study ; English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Venous symptoms and quality of life (QOL) of 78 patients (54 women, mean age 49,5±13,3 years) with primary superficial venous insufficiency (PSVI) were compared at one year after treatment with crossectomy and stripping (C/S, 56 patients) or endovenous laser ablation (EVLA, 22 patients) using the VEINES-QOL questionnaire. Both treatments significantly (p<0,001) improved the scores for venous symptoms (difference 10,6±9,9 and 9,9±8,2 score points for C/S and EVLA, respectively) and QOL (difference 10,3±8,7 and 8,4±6,6 score points for C/S and EVLA, respectively). No difference was found between treatments regarding symptoms or QOL improvement (p=0,30). We conclude that C/S and EVLA are equally effective in improving symptoms and QOL in PSVI.
Adult, Aged, Angioplasty, Laser, Female, Hospitals, University, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Satisfaction, Quality of Life/psychology, Sick Role, Stockings, Compression, Switzerland, Veins/surgery, Venous Insufficiency/psychology, Venous Insufficiency/surgery
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