Intermittent claudication is a common manifestation of arterial disease in the second half of life.
Invasive treatments may be inappropriate or unsuccessful, leaving patients with a significant handicap.
Nursing intervention can improve the functional ability and the general well-being of many patients.
This paper provides an account of the development of an out-patient nursing service for patients with intermittent claudication.
It focuses on the exercise training and the psychological support given to patients.
A review of the first 102 claudicants referred to the programme shows the outcome for the patients in terms of improved walking ability.
The details of the nursing intervention reported in the paper should help the growing number of nurses starting similar programmes for vascular patients.
They may also be of interest to nurses caring for patients with other chronic health problems.
Mots-clés Pascal : Claudication, Intermittent, Exercice physique, Soin, Infirmier, Traitement, Efficacité traitement, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Artère pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Artère membre inférieur pathologie, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Claudication, Intermittent, Physical exercise, Care, Nurse, Treatment, Treatment efficiency, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Arterial disease, Vascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Arterial disease of the lower limb, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0222877
Code Inist : 002B12B03. Création : 16/11/1999.