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Lymphoedema

Running a weight-management programme with a psychological focus within a lymphoedema service

Initially, the author's lymphoedema service ran two pilot groups, with no specific inclusion criteria—eight patients joined the first group and nine joined the second. The groups ran consecutively....

Development of the Lymphoedema Patient Reported Outcome Measure (LYMPROM)

Historically, PROMs were collected by lymphoedema services using the All-Wales Lymphoedema and Lymphatic Venous Anastomosis Assessment and Review forms. The pool of relevant PROMs was first identified...

The education needs of health professionals conservatively managing genital oedema: UK survey findings

The aim was to identify the education needs of health professionals in order to manage chronic genital oedema (lymphoedema) conservatively, and establish the medium of education delivery that most...

Challenges and opportunities identified for lymphoedema services in Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic

Initial scoping of staff perceptions regarding the impact of the pandemic on services, patients and roles as well as the acceptability of study method shaped the study. Four scoping questions were...

Guidelines for managing people with lymphoedema remotely: a post-COVID-19 response document

This document presents pragmatic guidance for lymphoedema services. It is based on analysis of the national response of Lymphoedema Network Wales (LNW) during the first few months of the COVID-19...

The benefits of raising awareness of lymphoedema among care home staff

The aim of the education pilot was to raise awareness and knowledge of lymphoedema among care staff in nursing and residential homes in one health board area..

Risk factors for the development of oedema and lymphoedema

The appearance of oedema is a symptom of an underlying medical condition. The cause is therefore associated with the patient's medical diagnosis or, in the case of cancer-related lymphoedema,...

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