Predicting the likelihood of non-healing : a venous leg ulcer risk assessment tool

Parker, Christina Narelle (2014) Predicting the likelihood of non-healing : a venous leg ulcer risk assessment tool. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This project developed, validated and tested reliability of a risk assessment tool to predict the risk of failure to heal of patients with venous leg ulcers within 24 weeks. The risk assessment tool will allow clinicians to be able to determine realistic outcomes for their patients, promote early healing and potentially avoid weeks of inappropriate therapy. The tool will also assist in addressing specific risk factors and guide decisions on early, alternative, tailored interventions.

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ID Code: 78680
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Edwards, Helen, Finlayson, Kathleen, & Ogrin, Rajna
Keywords: Chronic leg ulcer, Delayed healing, Non-healing, Risk assessment tool, Risk factors, Venous leg ulcer, Validity, Inter-rater reliability
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2014 04:05
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:55

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