Special Issue "Innovation in Burn Scar Prevention and Management"
A special issue of European Burn Journal (ISSN 2673-1991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 February 2022) | Viewed by 9003
2. Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research, Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: burn scarring; patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs); adherence; patient engagement; health-related quality of life; low value care; paediatrics; implementation science; rehabilitation
2. Oscare, Organisation for Burns, Scar After-Care and Research, Antwerp, Belgium
Interests: Scars; scar prevention and non-invasive treatments; burn injuries, patient reported outcome measures (PROMs); quality of life; disability (ICF); digital care pathways; rehabilitation & education
The prevention and management of burn scarring is of utmost importance to patients and treating multidisciplinary teams, yet the evidence base for burn scar interventions has gaps and limitations that urgently need to be addressed. There is a lack of robust evidence on the effectiveness of some of the most commonly applied scar interventions in burn care. Further, the study designs commonly used to test these interventions are limited in their ability to evaluate the complexity of scar prevention and management approaches. It is also noteworthy that few studies have tested how evidence actually translates into practice. Although evidence regarding the effectiveness of minimally invasive interventions, including ablative fractional CO2 laser and medical needling, is beginning to emerge, further investigation is required.
More attention also needs to be focused on patients with scars as strong and active players in the multidisciplinary team and in their own care. We need to better understand how patients with scars may benefit from new models of scar care that facilitate communication and shared decision making, for example, using information from patient-reported outcome measures and patient-reported experience measures in clinical practice. Although care and care pathways can be digitalised, this digitalisation needs careful development and quality checks to facilitate patient-centred scar care. In this Special Issue, we are interested in studies that apply innovative methodological approaches (for example, adaptive trials, single case designs, hybrid effectiveness–implementation studies), evidence to address gaps and limitations in the evidence, and qualitative and mixed methods research. Experimental papers, up-to-date review articles, and commentaries are all welcome. Topics are not limited to the examples provided.
Dr. Zephanie F. Tyack
Dr. Jill Meirte
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- Burn injuries
- Patient-reported outcome measures
- Scar prevention
- Scar management
- Implementation science