The Effect of Massage in Preventing Pressure Wound Development

Skin health
Online since 11 November 2022, updated 588 days ago

About this trial

Pressure Wound (PW) is a chronic wound that develops in soft tissue as a result of the capillary end pressure which rising above 32 mmHg. It is the most common complication with 31% annual incidence a...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
Level not specified
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    Level not specified

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    Background: According to the National Pressure Ulcer Association Panel (NPUAP) data, the incidence of pressure wounds (PW) in acute care units varies between 0.4-38%, in long-term care units 2.2-23.9%. While it is stated that more than 700,000 patients develop PW each year in the UK and 180,000 of them start in the hospital, PW is a significant health burden affecting more than 2.5 million adults per year in the United States (USA) and will affect the growing elderly population in the future. According to the National Health Service (NHS), it is claimed that the daily cost of treatment applied in the treatment of PW is more than 3.8 million. European Pressure Ulcer Association Panel (EPUAP) according to, PW is defined as localized skin/subcutaneous tissue damage, usually occurring on bone prominences, caused by additional factors together with pressure or shearing. It is said that hand massage is effective in preventing the development of PW; when the literature results are examined, it has been determined that there are insufficient studies at the level of evidence to measure the effectiveness of massage applications or hand massage. Therefore, our study, it was aimed to evaluate the effect of classical hand massage on the prevention of PW. Method: A total of 60 patients over the age of 18 who were hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the hospital with undeveloped PW and who had not undergone surgery were randomly assigned to the experimental and control groups. The patients included in the experimental group were massaged twice a day, in the morning and evening, together with nursing care, for 15-20 minutes. Admitted to the control group. only nursing care was applied to the basta. Due to the lack of a clear time for PW development in the literature, patients; In the hospital where the research was conducted, patients were followed up for 12 days, since the average duration of opening RF was 12 days in 2019-2020. Patients who were opened BY were followed up until the day they were opened.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Skin health

    Additional benefits

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2021
    • Organisation
    • Giresun University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2021
    • Organisation
    • Giresun University

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more