Self-esteem of people with venous ulcers


  • Amanda Jéssica Gomes de Souza
  • Samilly Márjore Dantas Liberato Campos
  • Marina Góes Salvetti
  • Cintia Galvão Queiroz
  • Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres
  • Isabelle Katherinne Fernandes Costa



Varicose Ulcer, Quality of Life, Delivery of Health Care, Nursing.


Objective: to verify the level of self-esteem of people with venous ulcer and its relationship with sociodemographic, care and clinical characteristics. Methods: cross-sectional study with 44 patients with venous ulcers assisted in primary health care and evaluated using the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Descriptive and inferential statistics were performed. The t-test was to compare means of the scale scores in relation to sociodemographic, care and clinical characteristics. Results: the mean self-esteem was 9.3 (± 5.1). The variables that showed association with self-esteem were: married/common-law married patients (p=0.016), with occupation (p=0.023), using compressive therapy (p=0.040), under less than six months of treatment (p=0.014), and with small ulcers (p=0.010). Conclusion: the self-esteem of patients with venous ulcers was satisfactory/high, and it was especially higher among those with partner, with occupational activity, making use of compressive therapy, at the initial phase of the treatment and who had small ulcers.




How to Cite

Souza, A. J. G. de, Campos, S. M. D. L., Salvetti, M. G., Queiroz, C. G., Torres, G. de V., & Costa, I. K. F. (2017). Self-esteem of people with venous ulcers. Rev Rene, 18(5), 569–576.



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