Outcome measures for evaluation of scar: A literature review
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The number of interventions and the related costs of management of scar are increasing. Despite increasing emphasis on evidence-based practice, there is little comparative data on which to base treatment selection. The ability of a therapist to evaluate the natural progression of a scar or treatment efficacy may be hampered by the nature of the particular scar, the lack of conformity in descriptions of scar, and the lack of reliable standardized outcome measurements. This literature review seeks to clarify the constructs measured for scar and present the measures currently available for use.
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