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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | April 2019

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Reflection: patients’ experiences of being treated in a Leg Club setting

Reflection: patients’ experiences of being treated in a Leg Club setting
Wound Care

Article topics: Holistic wound care, Leg Club, Patient experience

Patient experiences with wound care treatment are being recognised as central to prudent care. Leg Clubs provide community-based treatment, education and ongoing health promotion and care for people with leg-related problems. This article considers the growing evidence of patients’ experiences of being treated in a Leg Club setting. Six participants from a Leg Club setting were interviewed via a semi-structured interview, and interviews were transcribed verbatim and investigated for themes using interpretative phenomenological analysis in accordance to Smith et al (2009). An overarching theme, the holistic approach to treatment, was identified, with two subthemes: Leg Club education and a sense of autonomy and trust in Leg Club staff. This study revealed the importance of a holistic approach to treatment within a Leg Club setting, and adds to, and complements, the body of evidence.