Patient Reported Outcomes
Led by the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, this project works with burns patients, and family members, to understand the physical and psychological challenges associated with burn injuries, and how these change over time. The study will develop a simple questionnaire to be completed by patients. Their answers will inform clinical and psychological treatment pathways that help reduce the likelihood and impact of lifelong difficulties.
A burn injury of any size can have an extensive impact on the person affected, and their family. This includes physical problems such as scarring, pain and itching, as well as psychological and social difficulties. It is important that research and clinical care consider both the immediate and long-term impact that burns can have on the lives of patients and their family members, and how this can change over time. This project will help researchers and NHS staff better understand the needs and progress of burns patients and their family members and tailor the treatment they offer accordingly.