To review the research on patients' experiences of undergoing negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Method: A literature search was carried out using the following databases: Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, PsychINFO, MEDLINE, PubMed and PsyARTICLES. The search covered the period from 2001 to 2012, using the key words: ['negative pressure wound therapy' OR 'vacuum-assisted closure' OR 'topical negative therapy'] AND ['patients' experiences' OR 'psychological' OR 'stress' OR 'anxiety' OR 'wellbeing' OR 'pain' OR 'quality of life' OR 'physical'].
UPTON, D., Stephens, D., & Andrews, A. (2013). Patients' experiences of negative pressure wound therapy for the treatment of wounds: A review. Journal of Wound Care, 22(1), 34-39. https://doi.org/10.12968/jowc.2013.22.1.34