Alvisa Palese, MNS, is an Associate Professor, Nursing Science, Udine University, Udine, Italy. Luisa Saiani, MNS, RN, is an Associate Professor, Nursing Science, Verona University, Verona, Italy. Ilenia Pota, BNS, RN, is a Nurse, Udine University School of Nursing Research Team, Udine, Italy. Dario Laquintana, MNS, RN, is Nurse Director, Policlinico Milano, Milan, Italy. Giuseppe Stinco, MD, is a Researcher, Institute of Dermatology, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Udine, Udine, Italy. Paola Di Giulio, MNS, RN, is an Associate Professor, Nursing Science, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
The authors have disclosed they have no financial relationships related to this article.
The PARI-ETLD group was the sponsor of the study and was solely responsible for study design, conduction, and analysis of the results. The principal study was made possible by a grant from Research Pharmaceutical Company “DAMOR,” which provided dressings used for the treatment and also supported the organizational and data management expenses.
Gruppo PARI-ETLD: Perli S, Andreatta M, Rosa F, Chini P, Soraperra F, Ventura I, Suriani C, Romani S, Zancarli M, Martini M, Partel F, Bassetti S, Kaisermann R, Bortolotti C, Gianordoli M, Rizzoli I, Nardelli R, Pellizzari E, Valduga E, Castaman M, Pordenon M, Beltrame M, Bertolo C, Casasola E, Del Pin P, Giolo S, Marcatti E, Pecini D, Rodaro M, Zanon C, Stefanon L, Covre L, Babbo C, Martin I, Roilo A, Zanutel M, Sabbadin S, Boin L, Caron A, Martignago E, Venturin V, Greggio A, Frigo P, Lazzaron D, Tonietto A, Zanin B, Zorzi S, Zuanon A, Salmaso D, Frison T, Marin I, Buosi A, Fiorese E, Gasparin D, Goat B, Saccardo G, Simonetto O, Gomiero S, Baccara N, Ghirardello L, Niolu M, Silvestri S, Buffon ML, Casson P, Santantonio R, Albore P, Mazzorana E, Terziariol L, Bulgarelli G, Barani E, Gasparini P, Migliori S, Sasso E, Marfisi RM, Tognoni G, Sgaroni G, Noro G, and Mattiuzzo M.
Submitted June 25, 2013: accepted in revised form March 4, 2014.