Qualitative Research Review: What Influences the Impact of Pressure Ulcers on Health Related Quality of Life?

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A qualitative patient-focused exploration of contributory factors by C. Gorecki et. al.
In the research study "What influences the impact of pressure ulcers on health-related quality of life? A qualitative patient-focused exploration of contributory factors," authors and research proponents Gorecki et al (2012) explored the different dimensions (factors) that contribute to improved health-related quality of life among patients of pressure ulcers, or PUs. In the study, the proponents developed a qualitative research design to achieve the objective of discovering and identifying contributing factors to improved health-related quality of life. Using the in-depth interview methodology, they collected information about the PU patients' profiles, PU severity level, coping mechanisms, wound management, and social support systems.
In addition to exploring and identifying contributing factors to health-related quality of life or HRQL, Gorecki et al also determined if there is a relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQL) outcomes and these contributing factors. While this latter objective cannot be quantitatively determined, Gorecki et al have determined from their study that there are indications that indeed, HRQL outcomes are influenced by the identified contributing factors among PU patients. The contributing factors discovered and identified in the study were the…

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