An International Psychometric Evaluation Study of the ISTAP Classification System

An International Psychometric Evaluation Study of the ISTAP Classification System

September 26, 2018

We have performed an international psychometric evaluation study of the ISTAP Classification System

Global ISTAP Classification System Validation Project

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.

We have performed a two-phase international psychometric evaluation study of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) Classification System in 15 languages worldwide.

Thank you to those who participated in this survey.

For more information you can reach us at Hanne.VanTiggelen@UGent.be or the number +32 (0) 9 332 83 86.

Sincerely,

Hanne Van Tiggelen

Prof. dr. Dimitri Beeckman

Dr. Kim LeBlanc

Dr. Karen Campbell

Prof dr. Kevin Woo