PROMs Special Topic, Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire - 2011-2012
Publication date: 09:30 November 14, 2013
Based on final 2011-12 data, first published on 15 October 2013.
The Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire ('AVVQ') combines into a single score a patient's answers to a number of health questions of particular relevance to varicose veins.
The questionnaire has a section in which the patients can indicate diagrammatically the distribution of their varicose veins. There are also questions relating to the amount of pain experienced; ankle swelling; use of support stockings; interference with social and domestic activities and the cosmetic aspects of varicose veins.
The score is a value from 0 to 100, where 0 is 'best' and 100 is 'worst'.
For the coverage period April 2011 to March 2012
Overall, 83.1% per cent of varicose vein respondents recorded an improvement in their score between their pre- and post-operative questionnaires.
On average, the difference between pre- and post-operative was 7.9 points of improvement.
8.0 per cent of respondents recorded no problems post operatively compared to almost none (0.1 per cent) before treatment.
The chart below shows the distribution of pre- and post-operative scores.
Even pre-operatively, 75 per cent of respondents scored in the 'best' 26% of the scale and 95 per cent in the 'best' 41 per cent of the scale. This meant that there was a limited scope for patients to show recorded improvement (further analysis is presented in the Procedural Analysis section of the annual publication - find out more.)
|Date Range:||01 April 2011 to 31 March 2012|
|Geographical granularity:||Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Hospital Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups|