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Gerokomos

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JUAN CARLOS, Módenes Casillas et al. Assessment of the satisfaction and effectiveness of the hydrocoloid dressing Sureskin® II in the treatment of acute and chronic wounds. Gerokomos [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.4, pp.225-234. ISSN 1134-928X.

Objective: To evaluate the degree of patient satisfaction and overall behaviour using a hydrocolloid dressing (Sureskin®II) in the treatment of acute and chronic ulcers in daily clinical practice. Methods: By means of an observational, multicentric, prospective, open study of a series of clinical cases on patients afflicted with acute and chronic ulcers. This study lasted through 20 dressing changes or until the ulcers were cured. During the initial visit, the clinical-morphological characteristics of the lesion were evaluated, on all subsequent visits and as dressings were changed, the evolution of the lesion and the degree of patient satisfaction was evaluated, and during the final visit, the final lesion characteristics and behaviour of the dressing were evaluated, along with the overall degree of satisfaction of both the patient and the investigators. Results: This study evaluated 428 patients whose average age was 74. At the end of the study the size of these ulcers had significantly reduced from the start to the end of the treatment.Epithelisation increased from 35.2% to 86.8%. Statistically significant differences were found (p< 0.0001) in pain intensity (reduced by 60%), exudates level (reduced by 50%), perilesional erythema (reduced by 65.2%) and skin maceration (reduced by 57.2%) between the initial and the final visit. The investigators' degree of satisfaction reached 95% mainly due to how adaptable and easy to remove the dressing was, as well as its overall behaviour.The overall patient satisfaction was over 8 on an ordinal scale from 0 to 10; 90% of patients felt very satisfied with regard to ease of use (dressing change) and 87% stated that Sureskin®II allowed them to carry on their daily activities more comfortably. Conclusion: Sureskin®II provided a high degree of satisfaction for the patients being treated, proving effective in healing and accelerating this process.

Palabras clave : Sureskin®II; ulcers; hydrocolloid dressing; satisfaction.

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