Dependência funcional e auto-estima na pessoa com ferida crónica

  • Lisa Adriana Vieira Lino (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Behind the wound there are multiple factors, the healing is a dependent complex process of diverse factors, many of them are intrinsic to the person. The health professional must have an ample vision as for the treatment of the chronic wound, not if it must center only in the accomplishment of treatments. It is basic to understand the person with wound in a broad and holistic direction, this is a much more embracing reality. Through the bibliographical revision and on the basis of the existing previous studies, were defined a conceptual picture that served of theoretical support to our study. This conceptual picture allowed to establish the existing hypothetical relations between the different concepts in study and to define the study hypotheses. We have as main objective to understand in what forms the level of functional dependence originated by the presence of a chronic wound will go to affect the quotidian of the person with chronic wound and consequently its self esteem. For such a study of descriptive, transversal, correlational the type was elaborated, not experimental inserted in a quantitative methodology. A sample of the study consisting of 58 individuals with chronic wound, that if find under differentiated cares, in residential home and the Net of Integrated Continued Cares, in this last one in the scope of the domicile and of institutional units was used, the level of Algarve Windward. The used technique was of sampling for convenience. The joined results relate the level of functional dependence positively and the level of self-esteem of the citizen in study. The pain and level of self-esteem had not presented in this sample significant differences. Relation was not verified between the age of the wound and the level of self-esteem, as well as relation between the family support was not verified and the level of self-esteem. Finally significant differences between the etiology of the wound and the level of functional dependence had been evidenced
Date of Award29 May 2013
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorHugo Amaro (Supervisor)


  • Wound
  • Pain
  • Quality of life
  • Self-esteem


  • Mestrado em Feridas e Viabilidade Tecidular

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