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dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Breda
dc.contributor.authorDempsey, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-31T14:35:46Z
dc.date.available2013-01-31T14:35:46Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationWalsh, B.,Dempsey, L. (2011) 'Investigating the Reliability and Validity of the Waterlow Risk Assessment Scale: A Literature Review Clinical Nursing Research'. Clinical Nursing Research, 20 (2):197-208.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1552-3799
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/3207
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this review was to examine health literature on the reliability and validity of the Waterlow pressure sore assessment scale. A systematic review of published studies relating to the topic was conducted and literature was examined for its relevancy to the topic under investigation. Findings suggest that despite the availability of over 40 assessment tools, the Waterlow assessment scale is the most frequently used by health care staff. Research suggests that the Waterlow Scale is an unreliable method of assessing individuals at risk of pressure sore development with all studies indicating a poor interrater reliability status. Its validity has also been criticized because of its high-sensitivity but low-specificity levels.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Nursing Researchen
dc.subjectPressure ulceren_US
dc.subjectWaterlow Scoreen_US
dc.subjectReliabilityen_US
dc.subjectValidityen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the Reliability and Validity of the Waterlow Risk Assessment Scale: A Literature Review Clinical Nursing Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2012-02-24T14:17:04Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1054773810389809
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1054773810389809en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.internal.rssid1170907
dc.local.contactLaura Dempsey, Centre For Nursing Studies, Ida Business Park, Lower Dangan, Galway. 5353 Email: laura.dempsey@nuigalway.ie
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