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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(3), 269-277
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-3-6
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Using Pressure Garment versus Hospital Routine Care on Reducing Scars Immediately after Burn Surgery

Inshrah Roshdy Mohammed1 and Nagat Farouk Abolwafa2,

1Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University

2Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University

Pub. Date: March 13, 2019

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Inshrah Roshdy Mohammed and Nagat Farouk Abolwafa. Using Pressure Garment versus Hospital Routine Care on Reducing Scars Immediately after Burn Surgery. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(3):269-277. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-3-6


Background: Abnormal scar advancement resulting from burn injury in children has basic impact on adolescents' children physical and mental working as well as health- related costs for both family and the health care benefit. The study aims: to evaluate using of pressure garment versus hospital routine care on reducing scars immediately after burn surgery. Research design: quasi-experimental research design was utilized within the current study. Subjects: purposive sample including (40) male and female adolescents' children and early adult hood were included within the current study and divided into two groups study (20) and control (20). Setting: the study was carried out at Minia General Hospital in burn inpatient department. Tool of data collection: one tool was used to gather information has divided into two parts: First part: developed by researchers to assess adolescent children and early adulthood biosociodemographic characteristic as (age, sex…. ect.). Second part: The Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) scare assessment scale consists of 2 subscales: (the patient and observer scar assessment scale). Results: observable decreasing of burn scars among study group after applying pressure garment immediately post burn surgery during follow up (within 3, 6 and 9 months). Conclusion: utilizing of pressure garment was an effective method in reducing burn scar among adolescents' children and early adulthood immediately after burn surgery. Recommendations: training programs for nurses in burn units overhauled with the evidence-based practices and recent strategies for decreasing burn scar which has huge results on adolescents' children physically and mentally.

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