Skin Tear Prediction in the Elderly: A Cohort Study
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Skin tears are common wounds found amongst older adults. A 6-month cohort study was conducted to investigate the reliability of non-invasive technologies to objectively quantify ageing skin properties, and to examine risk factors associated with 6-months incidents of skin tears, in an aged care population. Multivariable analysis developed a skin tear model with a receiver operator characteristic curve indicating the model provided very good discrimination for correctly classifying participants with and without skin tears.
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Rayner, R.; Carville, K.; Leslie, Gavin; Roberts, P. (2015)Objective: Skin tears are the most common wound among the elderly and have the potential to cause infection, form chronic wounds, reduce quality of life and increase health-care costs. Our aim was to identify studies that ...
Identification of risk factors associated with the development of skin tears in hospitalised older persons: A case-control studyLewin, Gill; Newall, Nelly; Alan, Janine; Carville, Kerilyn; Santamaria, Nick; Roberts, Pam (2015)To identify the risk factors associated with the development of skin tears in older persons four hundred and fifty three patients (151 cases and 302 controls) were enrolled in a case-control study in a 500-bed metropolitan ...
Carville, Keryln; Lewin, Gill; Newall, Nelly; Haslehurst, P.; Michael, Rene; Santamaria, Nick; Roberts, Pamela (2007)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, ...