Double Soft Cervical Collar vs Hard Cervical Collar for Neck
Objective: This is a study to compare the usefulness of double soft cervical collar versus the hard cervical collar for neck immobilization.

Hypothesis: With the usage of the double cervical soft collar, the degree of immobilization can be achieved similar to that of a hard cervical collar.

Methods and materials: The study was conducted using healthy volunteers from emergency medicine training residents recruited for the study on a voluntary basis.

All the participants wore all the four types of cervical collars one after another and scored their experience with each collar in the data sheet. The four types of cervical collars were worn by the participants as follows:

i. Hard cervical collar was worn normally.

ii. Single soft cervical collar was worn in a traditional manner with the sticky portion to the back of the neck.

iii. Single soft cervical collar was worn in reverse manner with the sticky portion to the front of the neck.

iv. Double cervical collar worn with the first soft cervical collar in the traditional manner with the sticky portion to the back and on top of it, the second soft cervical collar in the reverse manner with the sticky portion to the front of the neck....

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