Compression therapy and the management of lower-limb lymphoedema: The male perspective

Cooper, G. (2015) Compression therapy and the management of lower-limb lymphoedema: The male perspective. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20 (3). pp. 118-124. ISSN 14624753 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Lymphoedema and chronic oedema are managed through multiple interventions forming the two key stages of lymphoedema management. In the field of lymphoedema and chronic oedema research, the male perspective has received limited attention when compared with the female equivalent. Further research is needed within the UK and globally to address the present gap. Despite this limited focus, management options available to male patients do not differ significantly from female patients, with compression therapy being the main management option. The success of compression therapy and other interventions such as skin care and exercise depend on the patient's acceptance of the condition and the management options made available. This requires the development of an appropriate partnership between the health professional and the patient. © 2015 MA Healthcare Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic oedema, Compression therapy, Laplace's law, Lymphoedema, Male perspective, Starling's law
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 17:09
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 17:09
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1704

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