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Seattle, Washington 98101


The purpose of this study is to determine whether individualized wound prevention instructions will lengthen the ulcer-free period in veterans with recently healed venous ulcers.

Study summary:

Venous ulcer disease is the most common form of lower extremity ulcer, and treatment requires months to years of costly intervention. Preventing venous ulcers from recurring is ideal, however, healing time is variable, possibly due to inadequate patient/clinician communication and surveillance. An aftercare summary is a detailed set of self-care instructions designed to help patients understand and influence preventative factors under their control. They have successfully been used in patients with cardiac disease and are currently being tested to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers. We propose the use of an aftercare summary to help prevent ulcer recurrence in veterans with recently healed venous ulcers.


Inclusion Criteria: - Confirmed venous ulcer (ICD-9: 454.0, 454.2, 459.11, 459.13, 459.31, 459.33); - Documented healing of all lower extremity ulcers; - Ankle-brachial index (ABI) > 0.8 to rule out arterial insufficiency Exclusion Criteria: - Unwilling or unable to sign informed consent; - No plans to seek care at VA Puget Sound within 6 months; - Limbs with ulcers or threatened viability



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Gayle E. Reiber, MPH PhD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle

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Location Contact:

Seattle, Washington 98101
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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