Design of the VEIN CONSULT Program

The VEIN CONSULT Program has been conducted in 2 complementary steps:

Step 1

Step 1 takes place during ordinary medical consultations. Venous disease patient screening was performed over a short period of time. GP completed a case report form assessing the patient’s history, list any CVD risk factors, screen for CVD symptoms, and perform a routine leg examination. If the patient showed signs of having any CVD symptoms, they were asked to complete a short quality of life questionnaire. The ChronIc Venous Insufficiency Questionnaire-14 (CIVIQ-14) is a 14-item questionnaire that profiles three aspects of life: pain and physical, and psychological function.

Step 2

Step 2 is a follow-up of the patients that the GP decided to refer to a venous specialist. This second step will be implemented by the venous specialist. The venous specialist completes a 21-item questionnaire to establish the patient’s history of CVD, risks factors, carry out a lower leg examination, and assess whether treatment is required. The results of these 2 screening steps will help to characterize the typical CVD patient and also help establish the prevalence of CVD.

VEIN CONSULT protocol

VEIN CONSULT PROGRAM

is supported by an unrestricted grant from Servier research group
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