[Influence of operative treatment on quality of life of patients with primary varicose veins of bottom limbs]

Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2007 Feb;22(128):117-20.
[Article in Polish]


Apparently, the most successful method of treating primary varicose veins of bottom limbs is performing the surgery.

The aim: The evaluation of the influence of operative treatment on quality of life (QL).

Material and methods: The research was done on the group of 114 patients in age 16-76 year (middling 46,9), in clinical stage C2-C4 according to CEAP Using a CIVIQ questionnaire (Chronic Venous Insuffitienty Quality of life Questionnaire) two indexes were reckoned: the first concerned the quality of life and the second the quality of improvement. The research was done prospectively and comparatively on patients operated according to classic method of stripping and cryostripping.

Results: The improvement of QL was 61.43% for all examined group of patients during three-year observation.

Conclusions: The surgery improved the QL of patients with varicose veins of bottom limbs whether either of the methods was applied. The research of QL may be useful to evaluate the methods of treatment.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Poland / epidemiology
  • Quality of Life*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Varicose Veins / epidemiology
  • Varicose Veins / psychology*
  • Varicose Veins / surgery*
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / classification*
  • Venous Insufficiency / epidemiology
  • Venous Insufficiency / psychology*
  • Venous Insufficiency / surgery*