Patients' experiences of negative pressure wound therapy for the treatment of wounds: A review

Dominic UPTON, Danielle Stephens, Abbye Andrews

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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'].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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