Trial to examine chronic wounds

Latrobe Valley residents are being urged to join a trial examining the impacts of chronic wounds.

University of Melbourne researcher Suzanne Kapp, a PhD candidate and wound specialist, is looking at the impact of living with wounds that take more than four weeks to heal and the advantages of optimising self-management for these patients.

“My research will look at how to enhance healing for this cohort of patients by learning about what they need and then engaging them through online programs.” Ms Kapp said.

One of the aims is to produce an app that will assist and guide patients to self-treatment.

People interested should contact Ms Kapp via the study website, email or phone or text 0412 972 106.