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|Title: ||Assessment of wound healing: validity, reliability and sensitivity of available instruments|
|Authors: ||Pillen, H|
Miller, Michelle Deanne
Thomas, Jolene Marie
Spark, J Ian
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||Australian Wound Management Association|
|Citation: ||Pillen, H., Miller, M.D., Thomas, J.M., Puckridge, P., Sandison, S.M., & Spark, J.I., 2009. Assessment of wound healing : validity, reliability and sensitivity of available instruments. Wound Practice and Research, 17(4), 208-217.|
|Abstract: ||Objectives: If wound assessment instruments are to be used in the periodic assessment of wound healing, they must prove to be
valid, reliable and sensitive measures of wound healing. Thus, this systematic literature review aims to examine available wound
healing instruments in terms of these parameters.
Method: Only instruments able to measure changes in wound healing were included in this review and not those used to predict
healing, classify wounds, or measure wound characteristics per se. All wound types were suitable for inclusion.
Results: A total of 20 articles were found, evaluating the validity of 10 instruments used to monitor wound healing. No instrument
satisfied all criteria required for instrument validation. Instruments used to assess pressure ulcers, notably the Pressure Ulcer
Scale for Healing (PUSH) and Pressure Sore Status Tool (PSST), had been validated to the greatest extent, whilst those describing
healing in leg ulcers and general or surgical wounds tended to lack comprehensive and quality evaluation.
Conclusion: This review identified substantial gaps in the literature with regard to validation of existing wound healing
instruments. Future studies are needed to comprehensively validate these instruments.|
|Appears in Collections:||Nutrition and Dietetics - Collected Works|
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