Cosmetic Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction After Facial Laceration Repair in the Emergency Department
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01514084|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 23, 2014
Facial lacerations are commonly treated in the emergency department. The nature of the injury leads to a great deal of concern about the long-term cosmetic appearance of the wounds.
- What is the association between wound characteristics, wound management in the ED, patient satisfaction in the ED, and patient-rated cosmetic appearance of sutured wounds?
- Is there a difference noted among ED providers with different levels of training?
- Is there an association between initial satisfaction scores and wound outcome?
- Is there an association between short term and long term wound scores?
Design This is a non-randomized, prospective, observational study of patients who present to the ED seeking treatment for facial laceration repair.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||160 participants|
|Study Start Date :||February 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2013|
Patients whose lacerations have been repaired by PEM trained physicians.
Patients whose lacerations have been repaired by general pediatricians.
Patients whose lacerations have been repaired by PNPs.
Patients whose lacerations have been repaired by suture RNs.
- Cosmetic outcome [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Cosmetic Visual Analog Score and the Wound Evaluation Score
- Satisfaction score [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Visual analog scale; left end labeled "Dissatisified" and right end labeled "Very satisfied"
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01514084
|United States, Minnesota|
|Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota|
|Twin Cities, Minnesota, United States|