Pain and stress as contributors to delayed wound healing

D Upton, Kazia Solowiej

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Abstract

It is possible that patients who suffer from acute and chronic wounds can interpret wound pain as a stressor. It is known from previous research that stress can delay wound healing; however, little is known about the influence of pain in this relationship.This review explores the literature surrounding the relationship between stress, pain and delayed healing of acute and chronic
wounds. Many studies have demonstrated the impact of stress on the healing of biopsy, surgical and chronic wounds and there is a range of medical, psychological and social interventions that may reduce both pain and stress and consequently speed up wound healing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-122
Number of pages9
JournalWound Practice and Research
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Upton, D ; Solowiej, Kazia. / Pain and stress as contributors to delayed wound healing. In: Wound Practice and Research. 2010 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 114-122.
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