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How to assess postsurgical scars: A review of outcome measures

Authors:
Vercelli, S., Ferriero, G., Sartorio, F., Stissi, V., and Franchignoni, F.
Abstract:
Purpose. Complications of surgical incision include pathological scars with functional, cosmetic or psychological consequences. Postsurgical scar assessment is fundamental for a complete functional evaluation and as an outcome measure. Scar assessment scales are here reviewed and discussed from a clinical and psychometric point of view, with a clear definition of different scar parameters.
DOI:
10.3109/09638280902874196
URL:
<Go to ISI>://WOS:000272183600001
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19888834
Journal:
Disability and Rehabilitation
issn:
0963-8288
Publication year:
2009
pages:
2055-2063
Symptom status:
Cognitive/mental state
Physical state
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
6 - Clinical rating scales
7 - Observations
9 - Laboratory tests