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Title: Customizing elastic pressure bandages for reuse to a predetermined, sub-bandage pressure: A randomized controlled trial
Authors: Nuttawut Sermsathanasawadi
Tanakorn Tarapongpun
Rattana Pianchareonsin
Nattawut Puangpunngam
Chumpol Wongwanit
Khamin Chinsakchai
Pramook Mutirangura
Chanean Ruangsetakit
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2018
Citation: Phlebology. Vol.33, No.9 (2018), 627-635
Abstract: © The Author(s) 2017. Objective: A randomized clinical trial was performed to compare the effectiveness of unmarked bandages and customized bandages with visual markers in reproducing the desired sub-bandage pressure during self-bandaging by patients. Method: Ninety patients were randomly allocated to two groups (“customized bandages” and “unmarked bandages”) and asked to perform self-bandaging three times. The achievement of a pressure between 35 and 45 mmHg in at least two of the three attempts was defined as adequate quality. Results: Adequate quality was achieved by 33.0% when applying the unmarked bandages, and 60.0% when applying the customized bandages (p = 0.02). Use of the customized bandage and previous experience of bandaging were independent predictors for the achievement of the predetermined sub-bandage pressure (p = 0.005 and p = 0.021, respectively). Conclusion: Customized bandages may achieve predetermined sub-bandage pressures more closely than standard, unmarked, compression bandages. Clinical trials registration: (NCT02729688). Effectiveness of a Pressure Indicator Guided and a Conventional Bandaging in Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcer.
ISSN: 14333031
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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