The reliability of measuring wound undermining in people with spinal cord injury

M. Arora, L. A. Harvey*, H. S. Chhabra, R. Sharawat, J. V. Glinsky, I. D. Cameron

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the reliability of measuring wound undermining in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Study design: A psychometric study. Setting: The study was conducted at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi, India. Participants: Thirty people with a complete or incomplete SCI and a pressure ulcer with wound undermining were recruited. Methods: Wound undermining was measured using the four cardinal points from a clock face (with 12 O'clock defined as towards the head). Inter-rater reliability was tested by comparing the wound undermining scores from two different assessors. Intra-rater reliability was tested by comparing the wound undermining scores from the same assessor on two different days. Results: The intraclass correlation coefficients (95% confidence interval) for inter-rater and intra-rater reliability were 0.996 (0.992-0.999) and 0.998 (0.996-0.999), respectively. Repeat measurements by the same and different assessor were within 0.3 cm of each other, 80% and 83% of the time, respectively. Conclusion: Measurements of wound undermining have excellent reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-306
Number of pages3
JournalSpinal Cord
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

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