Story Check In order to measure the quality of life of patients suffering from venous disorders, increasing numbers of physicians are using questionnaires, such as the FLQA-VS-10. These ten questions are the perfect starting point for a discussion with patients – after all, quality of life is about more than just physical problems.
- The discussion makes patients feel that they are being taken seriously, which can have a significant influence on treatment success.
- Changes should be recorded over time, meaning the most important aspects have to be queried at regular intervals.
- Physicians can learn an empathetic approach even during training.
- Psychologist Dr. Christine Blome from Hamburg-Eppendorf University Hospital has developed the short version of the validated “Freiburg Life Quality Assessment for Chronic Venous Disease”.