The Efficacy Of Modified Anti Tension Tape (Hypafix®) As A Prevention Of Hypertrophic Scar In Facial Region Measured By Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS)

Gerardo AK Laksono, Paul L Tahalele, Jose L Anggowarsito, Herman Joseph

Abstract


Introduction : Every wound healing process always leaves a scar, hypertrophic scar is a result of abnormal wound healing. Many therapeutic modalities have been discovered that can be used to deal with abnormal scar, but it‘s expensive. A modified Anti Tension tape can be used as a modality for hypertrophic scar prevention therapy with an affordable price
Aim : The purpose of this study is to find out the effect of application modified anti tension tape (Hypafix®) with the scar quality measured by Vancouver Scar Scale .
Methods : This is an observational analytic study using primary data and Cohort study method. The sample in this study were 32 people divided into 2 groups treatment and control group with Non-probability - Consecutive sampling as a data collection techniques. The statistical test used is chi square.
Results : From 16 samples treatment group, 14 samples have a good scar quality, 2 samples have a medium/bad scar quality. From 16 samples control group, 5 samples have a good scar quality, 11 samples fall into medium/bad scar quality. Chi square score p= 0,004
Conclusion : There is a positive significant effect between the application modified anti tension tape (Hypafix®) with the scar quality measured by Vancouver Scar Scale

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