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dc.contributor.authorPowell, Royen
dc.contributor.authorHayward, C. J.en
dc.contributor.authorSnelgrove, C. L.en
dc.contributor.authorPolverino, Kathleenen
dc.contributor.authorPark, Lindaen
dc.contributor.authorChauhan, Rohanen
dc.contributor.authorEvans, P. H.en
dc.contributor.authorByford, Rachelen
dc.contributor.authorCharman, Carolynen
dc.contributor.authorFoy, C. J. W.en
dc.contributor.authorKingsley, A.en
dc.identifier.citationPilot randomised controlled trial of protective socks against usual care to reduce skin tears in high risk people “STOPCUTS”: study protocol 2015, 1 (1) Pilot and Feasibility Studiesen
dc.description.abstractSkin tears are traumatic injuries occurring mostly on the extremities due to shearing and friction forces that separate the epidermis and the dermis from underlying tissues. They are common and occur mostly in older adults and those taking medications that compromise skin integrity. Pretibial skin tears can develop into leg ulcers, which require lengthy, expensive treatment to heal. Traumatic injuries are the second most common type of wounds after pressure ulcers in care homes and are the commonest reason for older adults to require the attention of a community nurse. Common causes of skin tear injuries are bumping into furniture and other obstacles, using mobility aids, transfer to/from wheelchairs, getting in and out of bed and falls. No effective preventative measures currently exist but knee-length, protective socks are now available that contain impact-resistant Kevlar fibres (of the type used in stab-proof vests) and cushioning layers underneath.en
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Pilot and Feasibility Studiesen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Dermatologyen
dc.titlePilot randomised controlled trial of protective socks against usual care to reduce skin tears in high risk people “STOPCUTS”: study protocolen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalPilot and Feasibility Studiesen
dc.description.noteThis article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.en

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