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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160213
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Tea Tree Oil and Wounds: Recruitment for Clinical Studies
Abstract:
Tea Tree Oil and Wounds: Recruitment for Clinical Studies
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Halcon, Linda, PhD, MPH, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Contact Address:Nursing - 5-160 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA
In recent decades there has been a marked increase in difficult to treat skin and underlying tissue infections associated with Gram-positive bacteria, notably methicillin-resistant and - sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA). Tea tree oil is a topically applied botanical substance that is promising for nursing and public health nursing practice because it has demonstrated antimicrobial properties and few adverse effects in laboratory studies and small human trials. The aims of this pilot study were to 1) identify appropriate adult patient populations with wounds of interest and establish partnerships with their clinicians and clinical services as feasible recruiting sites for future studies and 2) determine a sound recruitment strategy within these sites that will support an intervention study to test efficacy and mechanism of action. Methods at each of four sites selected for their volume of treated lower extremity wounds included a) structured interviews with selected staff and patients, b) brief questionnaires for all patients with wounds during a defined period, and c) targeted record reviews to capture differences and relevant patient profile factors. Results of this pilot study reveal differences in patient profiles and institutional barriers/enhancers to research that will be used as the basis for tailored approaches in a planned clinical trial testing the effectiveness of this intervention in improving the healing trajectory of wounds with Staphylococcus aureus and to further explicate its mechanism of action.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTea Tree Oil and Wounds: Recruitment for Clinical Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160213-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Tea Tree Oil and Wounds: Recruitment for Clinical Studies</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Halcon, Linda, PhD, MPH, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing - 5-160 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">halco001@umn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In recent decades there has been a marked increase in difficult to treat skin and underlying tissue infections associated with Gram-positive bacteria, notably methicillin-resistant and - sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and MSSA). Tea tree oil is a topically applied botanical substance that is promising for nursing and public health nursing practice because it has demonstrated antimicrobial properties and few adverse effects in laboratory studies and small human trials. The aims of this pilot study were to 1) identify appropriate adult patient populations with wounds of interest and establish partnerships with their clinicians and clinical services as feasible recruiting sites for future studies and 2) determine a sound recruitment strategy within these sites that will support an intervention study to test efficacy and mechanism of action. Methods at each of four sites selected for their volume of treated lower extremity wounds included a) structured interviews with selected staff and patients, b) brief questionnaires for all patients with wounds during a defined period, and c) targeted record reviews to capture differences and relevant patient profile factors. Results of this pilot study reveal differences in patient profiles and institutional barriers/enhancers to research that will be used as the basis for tailored approaches in a planned clinical trial testing the effectiveness of this intervention in improving the healing trajectory of wounds with Staphylococcus aureus and to further explicate its mechanism of action.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:43:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:43:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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