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dc.contributor.authorBeeckman, D.
dc.contributor.authorSchoonhoven, L.
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, J.
dc.contributor.authorFurtado, K.
dc.contributor.authorHeyman, H.
dc.contributor.authorPaquay, L.
dc.contributor.authorde Bacquer, D.
dc.contributor.authorDefloor, T.
dc.identifier.citationBeeckman , D , Schoonhoven , L , Fletcher , J , Furtado , K , Heyman , H , Paquay , L , de Bacquer , D & Defloor , T 2010 , ' Pressure ulcers and incontinence-associated dermatitis : effectiveness of the pressure ulcer classification education tool on classification by nurses ' , Quality and Safety in Healthcare , vol. 19 , no. 5 , pp. 1-5 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 136420
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 68961ee5-0689-4614-a91a-ef111b2fc86f
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5836
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 78249253012
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at : Copyright BMJ publishing group [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractContext : Previous studies report that pressure ulcer classification and differentiation from incontinence associated dermatitis are difficult. Incorrect classification and differentiation result in incorrect prevention and treatment. Education is important to spread evidence-based insights about this topic and to improve classification skills. Aim : To assess the effectiveness of the Pressure Ulcer Classification (PUCLAS) education tool. PUCLAS was developed by the PUCLAS Workgroup of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Design : Randomised controlled trial. Setting and participants : A convenience sample of 1217 Belgian, Dutch, British and Portuguese nurses. Outcome : measure Correct classification of pressure ulcer photographs and differentiation from photographs of incontinence-associated dermatitis. Results : Baseline, 44.5% of the photographs were classified correctly. In the post-test, the results in the intervention group were significantly higher (63.2%) compared with the control group (53.1%; p<0.001). The percentage of correct assessments of incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) was 70.7% in the intervention group and 35.6% in the control group (p<0.001). The skill to differentiate IAD from pressure ulcers was significantly associated with the experimental intervention (OR 4.07, 95% CI 3.21 to 5.15, p<0.001). Conclusion : The PUCLAS tool improved pressure ulcer classification and IAD differentiation significantly.en
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dc.subjectinterrater reliability
dc.titlePressure ulcers and incontinence-associated dermatitis : effectiveness of the pressure ulcer classification education tool on classification by nursesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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