FREE TO NON-PROFIT USERS
Easily available to clinicians and researchers

SHORT INDEPENDENTLY FUNCTIONING SCALES
Choice of scales customizable for different needs

MEASURING WHAT MATTERS TO PATIENTS
Appearance, quality of life, adverse effects

USED WIDELY AROUND THE WORLD
Available in multiple languages

STRONG PSYCHOMETRIC PERFORMANCE
Rigorously developed and sensitive to clinical change

CONCEPT-DRIVEN APPROACH

The WOUND-Q was developed from 60 concept elicitation interviews with patients with chronic wounds from 4 countries and input from 26 wound care experts. The WOUND-Q was then field-tested in an international sample of 881 patients with chronic wounds.

MODULAR DESIGN

The WOUND-Q includes 13 independently functioning scales measuring 4 domains. The variety of scales provides flexibility to choose the subset of scales best suited to measure the outcomes of interest in any given study or clinical situation.

Advancing Knowledge &
Improving Health Outcomes

Research

Can be used in research studies and clinical trials to study different approaches to treatments.

Industry

Carefully designed to meet the requirements of regulatory bodies.

Benchmarking

Can be used to benchmark outcomes in quality improvement initiatives.

Patient Care

Designed using a modern psychometric approach to facilitate use in patient care.

Scale Structure

Protocols for interventions to treat and prevent wounds have typically overlooked the patient perspective of outcomes and focused instead on objective measures. The WOUND-Q is a rigorously developed patient-reported outcome measure that can be used with all types of chronic wounds in any anatomic location. The WOUND-Q measures 4 overarching domains. Each domain includes 2 or more independently functioning scales. Clinicians and researchers are able to administer the subset of scales relevant to their situation.

WOUND CHARACTERISTICS

Three scales measure wound characteristics. The first scale measures how concerned someone is with their chronic wound(s) in the past week. The other two scales measure how bothered people are with drainage and smell.

HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE

Four scales measure health-related quality of life. The first scale measures life impact and the other three measure specific concerns, i.e., how chronic wound(s) affect sleep, psychological and social function.

EXPERIENCE OF CARE

Four scales measure patients’ experience of healthcare. The first scale measures satisfaction with information and the other three measure satisfaction with members of the health care team, i.e., home care nurses, wound team, and office staff in a wound clinic.

WOUND TREATMENT

Two scales measure common treatments for chronic wounds. One scale measures satisfaction with dressing and the other scale measures satisfaction with the use of a suction device (vacuum pump device, negative pressure therapy dressing).

WOUND-Q FRAMEWORK

Our Team

Dr Anne Klassen

Dr Anne Klassen

McMaster University, Canada
Dr Andrea Pusic

Dr Andrea Pusic

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA

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