REDNESS, EDEMA, ECCHYMOSIS, DISCHARGE, AND APPROXIMATION SCALE EVALUATION OF WOUND HEALING FOLLOWING EPISIOTOMY AND CESAREAN INCISIONS
Keywords:Cesarean incision, Episiotomy incision, Redness, edema, ecchymosis, discharge, and approximation scale, Wound assessment, Wound healing
Objective: Performing the wound healing stages in episiotomy and cesarean incisions using standardized scales contributes to multidisciplinary communication by increasing consistency and openness. This study was conducted to evaluate wound healing in episiotomy and cesarean incisions using the redness, edema, ecchymosis, discharge, and approximation (REEDA) scale.
Methods: This descriptive and comparative study was conducted with a wound evaluation on 3 different days following incision. The study was conducted with the participation of a total of 107 women, 53 of whom had vaginal delivery with episiotomy and 54 who had a cesarean section, who were hospitalized in the gynecology and obstetrics clinic of a university hospital.
Results: It was observed that the REEDA scale total scores were higher in the vaginal delivery group with episiotomy on the 1st follow-up day of the study, and there was no difference between the groups on the 3rd and 7th follow-up days.
Conclusions: It was determined that the healing process in cesarean incision wounds developed later than in episiotomy incision wounds. It was concluded that metric measurements are important in the use of the REEDA scale.
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