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Burn camps for burns survivors由ealising the benefits for early adjustment: A systematic review

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Kornhaber, R and Visentin, D and Thapa, DK and West, S and Haik, J and Cleary, M, Burn camps for burns survivors Realising the benefits for early adjustment: A systematic review, Burns pp. 1-11. ISSN 0305-4179 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.burns.2018.12.005

Abstract

Objectives: Child and adolescent burn survivors benefit from skills to cope with the physical and mental challenges associated with their injuries. Burn camps can offer an opportunity to build these skills. In this study, we systematically review the best available evidence on burn camps in order to better assess their impact on burn survivors.

Method: A systematic review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. A total of 815 articles on recreational therapeutic camps for burn survivors were retrieved from PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL and Scopus restricted to the English language and published before or by May 2018. Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) for Qualitative Studies Checklist and the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Critical Appraisal Checklist for non-randomized experimental studies were used to assess the methodological rigour of the quantitative studies.

Results: Quantitative data did not support any long-lasting impacts on psychosocial wellbeing. Qualitative data showed children, parents and staff all perceived benefits from camp attendance, including companionship and belonging.

Conclusion: Further research is required to understand the lack on congruence between qualitative and quantitative data. Qualitative data suggests burn camps are beneficial for children with burn injuries.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Burns, Summer camps, Burn survivors, Psychosocial wellbeing, Self-esteem, Adolescence Children, Systematic review
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Evaluation of Health Outcomes
UTAS Author:Kornhaber, R (Dr Rachel Kornhaber)
UTAS Author:Visentin, D (Dr Denis Visentin)
UTAS Author:Thapa, DK (Mr Deependra Thapa)
UTAS Author:West, S (Dr Sancia West)
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:130110
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-01-10
Last Modified:2019-01-10
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