Point-of-care Wound Visioning Technology: Reproducibility and Accuracy of a Wound Measurement App

August 17, 2017|Published Research

Inter-Rater Reliabilities for Wounnd Measurements

This research project aimed to assess the reliability and accuracy of Swift’s point-of-care wound assessment tool in comparison to the traditional ruler method. The study involved measuring the wounds of 87 patients using both methods. To evaluate the impact of training on the reproducibility of the Swift Wound app measurements, three novice raters with no wound care training, measured the length, width and area of 12 plastic model wounds using the app. 

High inter-rater reliabilities (ICC = 0.97–1.00) and high accuracies were obtained using the Swift Wound app across raters of different levels of training in wound care. The ruler method yielded lower reliability (ICC = 0.92–0.97) compared to the Swift app. 

Read more: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0183139  

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