The Relationship Between Venous Insufficiency Epidemiological and Economic Study-Quality of Life/Symptoms and Nottingham Health Profile Instruments in Older Adults With Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Ozdemir O. C. , Bakar Y., Ankarali H.

TOPICS IN GERIATRIC REHABILITATION, vol.28, no.4, pp.269-274, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/tgr.0b013e318262aaa0
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-274


Chronic venous insufficiency is a common progressive disease. Although chronic venous insufficiency is common in general population, its incidence increases with aging and, as a result, the quality of life (QOL) is affected negatively. There are 2 ways to assess QOL in venous diseases: generic and disease-specific surveys. The 36-Item Short Form Health Survey and the Nottingham Health Profile are widely used generic surveys. Disease-specific surveys are popular for studying venous diseases and have a high sensitivity. The Chronic Venous Insufficiency Questionnaire, the Venous Insufficiency Epidemiological and Economic Study Quality of Life/Symptoms (VEINES-QOL/Sym), the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire, and the Charing Cross Venous Ulceration Questionnaire are such tools. This study aimed to explore the correlation between the Nottingham Health Profile and VEINES-QOL scales in older adults. This article provided the first empirical, qualitative evidence on the relationship between the Nottingham Health Profile and VEINES-QOL instruments in elderly patients with chronic venous insufficiency.