Research Article

Evaluation of Health Workers with Chronic Venous Disease by CIVIQ-20 Questionnaire


  • Rukiye Derin ATABEY

Received Date: 20.05.2019 Accepted Date: 13.10.2019 Namik Kemal Med J 2020;8(1):58-64


Chronic venous disease (CVD) is an important health problem with its wide spectrum ranging from varicose veins to venous ulcers, with its high prevalence, diagnosis and treatment cost, loss of labor force and quality of life of patients as in the Western world. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of life of healthcare workers with CVD by the Chronic Venous Insufficiency Quality of Life Questionnaire (CIVIQ-20) and to examine the related risk factors.

Materials and Methods:

The CIVIQ-20 questionnaire, which consisted of 20 questions, was applied to 207 subjects (medical secretary = 69, nurse = 69, physician = 69) who were diagnosed with venous Doppler ultrasonography results in our Hospital.


The median age of the study group was 32 (29-37). The demographic characteristics and GIS scores of the health workers included in the study were compared according to occupational groups. When the relationship between age and Global Index Score (GIS) was evaluated in the study group, there was no statistical correlation between age and GIS score in males ( p = 0, 033 r = -0,194).


Health workers are at risk for CVD. It was determined that the pain levels of the health workers with CVD affected the quality of life negatively. In order to reduce the symptoms related to CVD and increase the quality of life of health workers, it is very important to use compression stockings, exercise that increases ankle mobility, and training on lifestyle change.

Keywords: Chronic venous disease, quality of life, questionnaire