Mak, S.S., Molassiotis, A., Wan, W.-M., Lee, I.Y.M., & Chan, E.S.J. (2000). The effects of hydrocolloid dressing and gentian violet on radiation-induced moist desquamation wound healing. Cancer Nursing, 23, 220–229.doi: 10.1097/00002820-200006000-00010
To examine effectiveness of hydrocolloid dressing in the management of moist desquamation after radiation therapy is complete
Patients with moist desquamation were randomly assigned to one of two arms: hydrocolloid dressing (experimental group) or gentian violet (GV) (control group). Chemotherapy was used in stratifying patients for subgroup analysis.
The study took place at a hospital authority of Hong Kong.
The study used a randomized controlled trial design.
GV was more effective in healing of moist desquamation but hydrocolloid was more comforting and pleasing.