Surgical patients' adherence to the use of compression stockings

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Surgical patients are at increased risk of developing deep-vein thrombosis. Routine prophylaxis can be pharmacological and mechanical. Our systematic review of studies assessing patients’ preference for and/or adherence to wearing compression stockings found that adherence was generally better with knee-length hosiery, which patients also preferred. It demonstrated that any difference in efficacy between knee-length and thigh-length stockings may be rendered irrelevant by a patient preference for and likely better adherence to use of knee-length stockings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-33
Number of pages2
JournalNursing Times
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2017

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