University Centre forNursing and Midwifery


Global ISTAP Classification System Validation Project

publication date: 26/11/2018

Skin tears are common acute wounds with different levels of severity. An internationally accepted instrument to assess the severity of skin tears with established diagnostic accuracy, agreement, and reliability is needed to support clinical practice and research.

Currently, we are performing a two-phase international psychometric evaluation study of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) Classification System in 15 languages worldwide.

The survey is over, thank you for participating. Analysis are currently performed.

For more information you can reach us at or the number 32 (0) 9 332 83 86.


Prof. dr. Dimitri Beeckman
Prof. dr. Dimitri Beeckman