LIMPRINT in specialist lymphedema services in United Kingdom, France, Italy and Turkey

Keeley, V., Franks, P., Quere, I., Mercier, G., Michelini, S., Cestari, M., Borman, P., Hughes, A., Clark, K., Lisle, J., Benson, M., Nørregaard, S., Karlsmark, T., Murray, S. and Moffatt, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2436-0129, 2019. LIMPRINT in specialist lymphedema services in United Kingdom, France, Italy and Turkey. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 17 (2), pp. 141-146. ISSN 1539-6851

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Abstract

Background: There is no standardized international model for specialist lymphoedema services, which covers the types of lymphoedema treated and the treatments provided. The aim of this study was to provide a profile of patients attending specialist lymphoedema services in different countries to explore similarities and differences.

Methods and Results: The LIMPRINT core tool was used in specialist lymphoedema services in the UK, France, Italy and Turkey. Services in Turkey saw a slightly younger age group with a higher proportion of female patients reflecting a particular focus on breast cancer-related lymphoedema. There were higher levels of obesity and restricted mobility in patients in the UK compared with other countries. Italy and France saw the highest percentage of patients with primary lymphoedema. Diabetes was a common comorbidity in the UK and Turkey. The UK saw the largest number of patients with lower limb lymphoedema.

Conclusions: The results show a wide range of complexity of patients treated in specialist lymphoedema services. Some of the differences between countries may reflect different stages in the evolution of specialist lymphoedema services, rather than a true difference in prevalence, with those with 'younger' services treating a high proportion of patients with cancer and those with more established services treating a wider range of different types of lymphoedema including more elderly people with multiple comorbidities.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Creators: Keeley, V., Franks, P., Quere, I., Mercier, G., Michelini, S., Cestari, M., Borman, P., Hughes, A., Clark, K., Lisle, J., Benson, M., Nørregaard, S., Karlsmark, T., Murray, S. and Moffatt, C.
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Date: 22 April 2019
Volume: 17
Number: 2
ISSN: 1539-6851
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1089/lrb.2019.0021DOI
Rights: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 20 Mar 2019 16:15
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 10:56
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36108

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