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A pilot study to evaluate the potential of SurePress Comfort

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A pilot study to evaluate the potential of SurePress Comfort

Keith Harding, Sue Bale
31 July 2005


Sue Bale,Keith Harding


Compression hosiery was originally designed to manage venous disease for patients without ulceration, and to prevent ulceration or its recurrence. However, there is now a view that compression hosiery has a role to play in managing patients with active venous leg ulcers.


Primary objectives were to assess the ease of application and removal, comfort on sitting and walking, and patient satisfaction with SurePress Comfort® vs usual compression system in 20 patients with venous leg ulceration (10 with chronic ulcers; 10 with new ulcers).


A pre- and postintervention design was used to evaluate SurePress Comfort® vs usual compression system. Patients were followed for 4 weeks using their usual compression therapy, and then changed to SurePress Comfort® for a further 4 weeks. Newly ulcerated subjects then continued for a further 4 weeks.


Patients rated the comfort positively; ease of application and removal improved with time, as the patients gained experience.


Despite a small study size, preliminary data suggested that there is potential to treat patients with venous leg ulceration with SurePress Comfort®.

Declaration of interest:

This study was kindly funded by an educational grant from ConvaTec.

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