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Esperienze Dermatologiche 2017 March;19(1):17-24

DOI: 10.23736/S1128-9155.17.00446-0

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Assessment and monitoring of chronic wounds using the Bates-Jenses Assessment Tool: observational study

Valeria CREMONINI 1 , Rosita GIULIANI 2, Paolo FUSAROLI 2, Ivan RUBBI 1

1 Dipartimento di Infermieristica, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italia; 2 Direzione Medica Ospedale di Ravenna, AUSL della Romagna, Ravenna, Italia


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BACKGROUND: This paper studies the validity and reliability of the Bates-Jensen Assessment Tool (BWAT) translated into Italian.
METHODS: It was applied to a sample of 126 patients with difficult wounds to promptly identify the effectiveness of the treatment. The BWAT includes 13 items describing the characteristics of the wound with a score and was administered several times to the majority of patients during 12 days of observation.
RESULTS: Statistical analysis nor confirmed the validity.
CONCLUSIONS: In its latest version, the BWAT could be a standard tool to heal difficult wounds in Italy.


KEY WORDS: Pressure ulcer - Wounds and injuries - Validation studies as topic

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