Synopsis Review of Negative Pressure Therapy as a treatment option for Diabetic Foot Ulcer


  • Clare Henry Liverpool John Moores University



Research, Synopsis, Quantitative, Diabetes, Foot Ulcers, Wound care


A synopsis review of four articles, which look at Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as a treatment option for diabetic foot ulcers. Patients presenting with diabetic foot ulcers are on the increase which has a huge financial impact NHS, there is strong evidence that NPWT is a cost effective treatment. All four articles use a quantitative methodology. This synopsis will critically analyse the methodology, design, sampling, data collection and data analysis that the researchers have chosen to utilise. NPWT has been proven to be an effective treatment option for diabetic foot ulcers however the research is limited in regard to patient perspective of this treatment.

Author Biography

Clare Henry, Liverpool John Moores University

I studied Adult Nursing at Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU) and graduated with a first class honours degree. My first clinical placement was in a hospice, which initiated my interest in palliative care.  Following this placement, I joined the bank in the hospice and worked as a healthcare assistant and currently as a registered nurse.  My full time post is in nephrology where I work closely with patients with end stage renal failure.  At times, some of the patients and their families decide to opt out of treatment and require palliative intervention.  The article I have written represents my current experience and interest in palliative care and highlights the challenges faced by patients, families and health care professionals.