[The Management of Itching in Burn Patients During the Rehabilitation Stage].

@article{Lo2016TheMO,
  title={[The Management of Itching in Burn Patients During the Rehabilitation Stage].},
  author={S F Lo and Li-Jung Chang and Ting-Yuan Shiue and Ching-Yi Pan and Hui-Chuan Wu},
  journal={Hu li za zhi The journal of nursing},
  year={2016},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={102-106}
}
Pruritus, a distressing symptom that affects burn patients, not only interferes with activities of daily living but also causes disturbed sleep, which has been associated with anxiety, depression, and other types of negative moods. Furthermore, the uncontrolled scratching that often accompanies pruritus causes tissue damage and may damage or destroy the skin graft. In this paper, the authors first describe the definition and mechanism of pruritus and next use itching-assessment tools to… CONTINUE READING