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dc.contributor.authorCarville, Keryln
dc.contributor.authorLewin, Gill
dc.contributor.authorNewall, Nelly
dc.contributor.authorHaslehurst, P.
dc.contributor.authorMichael, Rene
dc.contributor.authorSantamaria, Nick
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Pamela
dc.identifier.citationCarville, Keryln and Lewin, Gill and Newall, Nelly and Haslehurst, P. and Michael, Rene and Santamaria, Nick and Roberts, Pamela. 2007. STAR: A consensus for skin tear classification.. Primary Intention 1: pp. 18-28.

Until now the Payne-Martin Classification System for Skin Tears has been the only skin tear classification system reported in the literature. Considering that the development of this taxonomy began over twenty years ago, it is rather puzzling that it has been poorly utilised in Australia. especially in light of the fact that skin tears are perceived to be common wounds amongst frail older or disabled persons 1, 2, 3 and their prevalence can be expected to escalate in line with our ageing population. Stage one of the Skin Tear Audit Research (STAR) study aimed to gain a consensus from Australian nurse experts in wound management on a classification system for skin tears and to test the reliability of the resulting classification system. This paper reports on the processes undertaken to achieve a consensus, the STAR Skin Tear Classification System that resulted, and the reliability testingthat it underwent.

dc.publisherCambridge Publishing
dc.titleSTAR: A consensus for skin tear classification.
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titlePrimary Intention
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Health Sciences
curtin.facultyCentre for Nursing Research and Development

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