BOSS-2: Burn Objective Scar Scale

Historically, research into scar treatments has been hindered by the lack of an objective measurement that accurately tests the impact of a burn injury treatment. Measuring the usefulness of treatment has traditionally been carried out using scar questionnaires – but results from this method tend to vary between patients due to the subjective nature of the current tools.

This study is assessing a group of patients from the time of their injury to the time of wound healing and for 2 years. The team is measuring their scars with a range of objective scar measuring tools that have been shown to work in a previous smaller study alongside subjective questionnaires that look at how the patients view their own scars, and the effect these scars have on their quality of life.

This project is led by Professor Naiem Moiemen at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.