What is the eFLQA

The Freiburg Life Quality Assessment is a series of modular, dermatology-specific health-related quality of life questions. Each FLQA questionnaire consists of a core module (FLQA‐c) applicable to all skin diseases plus a number of items specific to distinct dermatological diseases, including chronic venous insufficiency, leg ulcers and allergies.

How to use the eFLQA

The eFLQA is a self-evaluation measuring tool, which can be filled in by the patient himself. The questionnaire is self-explanatory and consists of 92 items that refer to the following scales: Physical status, everyday life, social life, emotional well-being, treatment, satisfaction and profession/ household.

Following you can find the versions of the eFLQA

The impact of leg ulcers

Leg ulcers are non-healing wounds of the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the lower extremities caused by loss of inflammatory tissue. Venous leg ulcers, created by chronic venous insufficiency, are the most common ulcers of the lower extremities. Tendency is for slow healing and high recurrence rates, due to insufficiencies of the vascular system. This creates a need for long-term treatment and has a negative impact on the quality of life (QoL) of sufferers. Leg ulcers can cause severe pain, social isolation, and restricted mobility, thus burdening daily life.

Patients who are living with chronic ulcers may also experience psychological challenges and conditions such as clinical depression. As most affected patients are elderly, leg ulcers often coincide with other morbidities common among this age group (eg, vascular disease, hypertension, obesity), adding further physical and psychological strain.

The use of eFLQA for clinical diagnosis as well as continual assessment of QoL and resulting interventions to improve the situation of the individual are an important cornerstone of a guideline-based patient care.

Features

Easy-to-use

eFLQA is a user-friendly tool.

Reliable

Studies have shown that results from the test are highly accurate.

Environmentally Friendly

Put an end to wasting paper and store all your patient data in one online platform. Results can be shared via email.

Holistic assessment

eFLQA includes a range of factors that impact patient's QoL, making it possible to address these issues in addition to wound management.

Responsive and multi-device

Your eFLQA is always a couple of touches or clicks away, available on desktop, tablet, phone and other devices.

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