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Table 3 Healing, quality of life, and pain outcomes for those receiving an evidence-based protocol for leg ulcer care in either a nurse clinic or home care setting

From: Nurse clinic versus home delivery of evidence-based community leg ulcer care: A randomized health services trial

Outcome Home Group Clinic Group p-value
Healing (n = 60)1 % (n) (n = 60)2 % (n)  
• 3-month (91 days) 56.7 (34) 58.3 (35) 0.50
Recurrence rate in one year 21.5 (14) 24.6 (15) 0.422
Pain (n = 52)3 (n = 49)4  
• No pain 51.9 (27) 63.3 (31) 0.496
• Mild/Discomfort 36.5 (19) 26.5 (13)  
• Distressing/horrible/excruciating 11.5 (6) 10.2 (5)  
SF12 Scores (n = 52)3 n (sd) (n = 46)5 n (sd)  
• Mental Component 51.8 (11.8) 53.9 (9.1) 0.33
• Physical Component 39.2 (11.9) 38.9 (10.7) 0.89
  1. 1missing 5 cases
  2. 2missing 1 cases
  3. 3missing 9 cases
  4. 4missing 13 cases
  5. 5missing 15 cases
  6. Note on missing cases: at the 3-month point cases are missing on the survey data (SF-12 and pain) due to individuals not being willing to complete forms. They agreed to have their clinical data collected but were not willing to complete any forms.