LIMPRINT (Lymphoedema IMpact and PRevalence – INTernational Lympoedema Framework) is an international epidemiology study aimed at capturing the size and impact of chronic oedema in different countries and health services across the world. The focus is to provide evidence to support the development and reimbursement of services.
LIMPRINT allows both a population-based study approach that looks at the proportion of a population found to be living with lymphoedema, as well as a facility-based approach that profiles the nature of the patient population in specific health care settings. Several countries have already taken part in the study with many more registering their interest to be part of the project. Susie Murray is the study manager responsible for co-ordinating the activities and liaising with the sites. The project is also supported by an international steering group.