EWMA 2020, 18-19 Nov

The Impact of patient’s health and lifestyle factors on wound healing

Project period: 2020–ongoing
 

The adoption of positive lifestyle factors and prevention of risk factors for chronic illness generally contributes to enhanced wound healing. However, at present no publication provides a synthesis of the impact of such factors on wound prevention and healing outcomes.


Project aims

The objectives of this project are:

  • to provide a synthesis of current research on the impact of lifestyle factors and risk factors for chronic illness on wound healing
  • to create a comprehensive resource for health care professionals and patients on how to integrate different lifestyle factors into their wound management plan

Deliverables

The project will:

  • Develop a key document targeting wound management professionals, where the author group will systematically review the literature on lifestyle factors and risk factors for chronic illness and their influence on wound healing.
  • Identify areas of certainty and uncertainty and provide recommendations for future research.
  • Create a set of recommendations, tailored for both healthcare professionals and patients on how they may integrate different lifestyle factors and their implications for wound self-management.

Project sponsors

This project is supported by an unrestricted grant from: