Adherence to pressure garment therapy in adult burn patients.

  title={Adherence to pressure garment therapy in adult burn patients.},
  author={Sabine Ripper and Babette Renneberg and C Landmann and Guenter Weigel and Guenter K Germann},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={35 5},
Pressure garment therapy (PGT) is a generally accepted procedure to prevent hypertrophic scarring after severe burns. Wearing pressure garments is uncomfortable and challenging for the patient and, consequently adherence is low. In order to improve adherence, precise knowledge about the advantages and disadvantages of PGT is necessary. In this study we investigated specific aspects which inhibit or reinforce the application of PGT on the patients' part. Twenty-one patients participated in a… CONTINUE READING