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An exploration of burn survivors’ experiences of pressure garment therapy at a tertiary hospital in South Africa

dc.contributor.authorPillay, Roginien_ZA
dc.contributor.authorVisagie, Suronaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMji, Gubelaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-08T07:20:51Z
dc.date.available2019-03-08T07:20:51Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationPillay, R., Visagie, S. & Mji, G. 2017. An exploration of burn survivors’ experiences of pressure garment therapy at a tertiary hospital in South Africa. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 46(3):73-79, doi:10.17159/2310-3833/2016/v46n3a12
dc.identifier.issn2310-3833 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0038-2337 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.17159/2310-3833/2016/v46n3a12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105531
dc.descriptionCITATION: Pillay, R., Visagie, S. & Mji, G. 2017. An exploration of burn survivors’ experiences of pressure garment therapy at a tertiary hospital in South Africa. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 46(3):73-79, doi:10.17159/2310-3833/2016/v46n3a12.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajot.co.za
dc.description.abstractntroduction: Pressure garment therapy is used to treat hypertrophic scars, but adherence to this intervention presents challenges. The aim of the paper was to explore the pressure garment therapy experiences of adult burn survivors. Methods: The experiences of eight purposively sampled participants were explored in a qualitative, phenomenological study. Data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis was conducted. Results: Participants described an improvement in the scars, but struggled with adherence to pressure garment therapy. The emotional impact of the burn injury, physical symptoms, the effort of caring for the garments and aesthetic factors created barriers to adherence. Support, inner strength, knowledge, and seeing an improvement facilitated adherence. Conclusion: The findings of the study show that participants perceived pressure garment therapy as beneficial, but several complex factors impacted adherence. A bigger choice in material colours, a person-centred approach to burn management, digital photos of scars to catalogue improvement and the establishment of a counselling network are recommended.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajot.co.za/index.php/sajot/article/view/373
dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherOccupational Therapy Association of South Africa
dc.subjectBurnsen_ZA
dc.titleAn exploration of burn survivors’ experiences of pressure garment therapy at a tertiary hospital in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderOccupational Therapy Association of South Africa


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