The Japanese Journal of Dermatology
Online ISSN : 1346-8146
Print ISSN : 0021-499X
ISSN-L : 0021-499X
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Seeking an appropriate assessment tool for decubitis
Toru Inadomi
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Keywords: assessment, decubitis, tool
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2003 Volume 113 Issue 7 Pages 1105-1109

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In order to establish an assessment tool for estimating the clinical course of decubitis, three widely used tools, Breden scale, DESIGN and PSST, were examined for 4 weeks in 10 cases with 10 medical professionals in our hospital. The results showed these scores did not coincide with the clinical course or agree with each other. The clinical course scale (CC scale) is a newly designed tool that demonstrated a good correlation with clinical course and uniformity among testers. This scale can be considered to be useful for assessing clinical courses of decubitis and judging the validity of the treatment.

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