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Treatments used in the management of scarring following wounds of the skin can be complex and time consuming, and patients may experience difficulties adhering to these treatments. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review is to identify the types of interventions that have been used to optimise adherence to treatment for preventing or reducing skin scars in adults and children and to determine the effectiveness of these interventions.
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Adherence-enhancing interventions have been assessed in the literature, however heterogeneity and conflicting findings have prohibited a consensus on the most effective approach to maintain adherence ...
Guideline adherence for the management of a donor after brain death (DBD) is largely unknown. This study aimed to perform an importance-performance analysis of prioritized key interventions (KIs) by l...
Patient adherence to antidiabetic medications, especially insulin, remains poor, leading to adverse outcomes and increased costs. Most adherence interventions have only been modestly effective, partly...
In the critically ill, sarcopenia is associated with a variety of adverse outcomes however there is no consensus regarding its management. This study aimed to systematically review the evidence for in...
Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) adherence rates are suboptimal among adult African-Americans. Comprehensive studies characterizing the effectiveness and the methodological approaches to the development o...
Autografting of fat cells is widely used in plastic surgery in breast reconstruction, burn scars, unsightly scars etc. It is known that the autografting of fat cells not only makes it poss...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) delivered face-to-face is an empirically supported intervention for the management of chronic pain (CP). However, increasing demands for cost reduct...
The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of two different interventions to improve adherence to diabetes medications among patients with diabetes and poor metabolic contro...
The study will investigate the ability of EXC 001 to improve the appearance of scars in subjects undergoing revision of scars resulting from prior breast surgery. The study will also eval...
This goal of this project is to test whether self-regulation assays and interventions can be delivered and change self-regulation in a sample of adolescents, specifically to test in a smal...
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, practicability, etc., of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Management review designed to evaluate efficiency and to identify areas in need of management improvement within the institution in order to ensure effectiveness in meeting organizational goals.
Conduct and synthesis of systematic research comparing interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions. The purpose of this research is to inform patients, providers, and decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances. (hhs.gov/recovery/programs/cer/draftdefinition.html accessed 6/12/2009)
Studies comparing two or more treatments or interventions in which the subjects or patients, upon completion of the course of one treatment, are switched to another. In the case of two treatments, A and B, half the subjects are randomly allocated to receive these in the order A, B and half to receive them in the order B, A. A criticism of this design is that effects of the first treatment may carry over into the period when the second is given. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...
Acne Dermatology Eczema Psoriasis Wound Care Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders (Oxford Medical Dictionary). As well as studying how the skin works, dermatology covers...
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...