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The level of physical inability of patients with leprosy

Abstract

Objective: to evaluate the level of physical inability of patients with leprosy. Method: a quantitative, cross-sectional, retrospective study with 73 patients diagnosed with leprosy. For the data collection, there was used pre-structured questionnaire tool containing sociodemographic and epidemiological data extracted from the connectors of the SINAN research and electronic medical records. The data were analyzed using the IBM® SPSS®, version 21.0. Results: it was found that the male patients with low schooling, dimorphous clinical form, Virchowian and neural pure, operational classification multibacillary leprosy and the presence of one or more nerves affected had a greater chance of presenting some level of physical inability. Conclusion: it underlines the importance of assessing the level of physical inability at the time of diagnosis of leprosy and the guidelines for self-care.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Morais JR
Furtado ÉZL
Year of Publication
2018
Journal
Journal of nursing UFPE on line
Volume
12
Issue
6
Number of Pages
1625-32
Language
eng, por
Publication Language
eng, por