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Pruritus in Burn Survivors
Kim, Kyung Ja; Won, Mi Hwa;
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This study examined pruritus to provide the data based on burn patient pruritus. A self-report questionnaire survey was conducted among ninety five burn survivors, who were over 18 years of age with admission periods longer than two weeks. The results indicated that the average burn range was , severity was , and distress was . A significant difference in pruritus consequences was observed according to frequency. The patients consistently experienced pruritus, even if it happened less often, difficulty in falling asleep (F=4.817, p=.004), poor mood (F= 5.955, p=.015)), and loss of concentration (F=6.483, p<.000). A significant difference in the pruritus consequences according to duration was observed, lasting for 30 minutes for all groups, more than the population and less than 30 minutes, difficulty in falling asleep (F=7.452, p<.000), poor mood (F=3.655, p<.015), and loss of concentration (F=12.564, p<.000). The frequency, duration (r=.29, p=.004), severity (r=.45, p<.000), distress (r=.44, p<.000), and consequences of pruritus in burn patients (r=.29, p=.004) showed a positive correlation. The results of this study could be used as a base material for the care of burn patients experiencing pruritus.
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