Story Check Kerstin Protz et al. conducted a study on what contribution can be made to patient education by a brochure about compression therapy for patients with venous leg ulcers (VLU).
- The main issue with VLU patients is to develop awareness of the condition and the reasons behind its treatment.
- Only an educated patient can be engaged in a meaningful way as an equal partner in the treatment process.
- The study’s case group benefited considerably from the patient brochure. Compared with the control group, the case group gained significant knowledge in all specified areas.