What may happen if I do nothing with my leg swelling?
This is the first paper of my research in lymphoedema conducted at one of Western Australia’s hospital with the help of a grant.
I feel privileged that the participants have taken the time to speak to me about their experience and the challenges they face. They are a group of 6 patients that have been disengaged or for several reasons refrained from management of their chronic swelling for over a decade. Basically, at this stage of research, I feel that their quality of life is abysmal and nearing disability. However, I am continuing with the analysis of the data. For those interested, please click on the following link.
Khong, LAM, Buckley A, Johnson W, Cavalheri, V. (2019). Lower limb chronic edema management program: Perspectives of disengaged patients on challenges, enablers and barriers to program attendance and adherence. PLoS ONE 14(11): e0219875. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219875