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 Hanne.VanTiggelen@UGent.be or the number 32 (0) 9 332 83 86.