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Malek Hoseini A, Abed Saeedi Z, Alizadeh S A, Naeeni S M K. Comparison of the Effect of Acticoat (TM) and Usual Dressing on Pain During Change Dressing in Patients with Two and Three Burn Wound. amuj. 2015; 17 (12) :75-82
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-2649-en.html

Instructure, Department of Nursing&Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , malekhoseni.aram@gmail.com
Abstract:   (3962 Views)

Background: The type of dressing used has great effct on pain relief when dressing patients is changed. So this study is performed to compare the effect of Acticoat dressing and normal dressing on pain of burn patients during dressing change.

Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was done on 64 patients with second and third degrees burn wounds in Vali-asr hospital. The patients were randomly divided in two groups (receiver of the Acticoat) and control (the receiver of silver sulfadiazine cream 1%) for 15 days. Pain was examined during dressing change by using numerical evaluation of the degree of pain on the first, seventh and fifteenth days. Finally, the data was examined by using statistical tests, Chi-square, Mann-Whitney tests, RM ANOVA.

Results: The results showed that there was no significant differences between the groups in baseline pain intensity statistically (p=0.20). Pain intensity had statistically significant difference in the experimental group and control group in the seventh and fifteent days of the study (p>0.001) so that the experimental group experienced less pain.

Conclusion: Acticoat dressing is a simple and practical method in burn patients according to the present results of study which is preferred in terms of reducing pain during dressing change compared to the conventional method.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2013/11/23 | Accepted: 2014/12/20 | Published: 2015/02/18

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