The impact of providing product funding for compression bandaging and medical footwear on compression use, wound healing and quality of life.
Suzanne Kapp, Charne Miller, Kylie Elder
International Wound Journal | Published : 2012
A study conducted in an Australian home nursing service sought to ascertain whether the provision of funding for compression bandaging and medical footwear would impact on compression therapy use, wound healing and quality of life (QoL) among people with venous leg ulcers. Clients (n = 120) were randomly allocated to evaluation funded or not evaluation funded groups, the former provided funding for compression bandaging and medical footwear. Outcome measures included the number of wounds healed, healing rate, compression use and QoL. Analysis included ttests and Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysis. An alpha level of 0·05 classified findings as significant. There were no significant differences be..View full abstract