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Assessment scale of risk for surgical positioning injuries 1

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Objective:: to build and validate a scale to assess the risk of surgical positioning injuriesin adult patients.

Method:: methodological research, conducted in two phases: construction and face andcontent validation of the scale and field research, involving 115 patients.

Results:: the Risk Assessment Scale for the Development of Injuries due to SurgicalPositioning contains seven items, each of which presents five subitems. The scalescore ranges between seven and 35 points in which, the higher the score, thehigher the patient's risk. The Content Validity Index of the scale corresponded to0.88. The application of Student's t-test for equality of means revealed theconcurrent criterion validity between the scores on the Braden scale and theconstructed scale. To assess the predictive criterion validity, the associationwas tested between the presence of pain deriving from surgical positioning and thedevelopment of pressure ulcer, using the score on the Risk Assessment Scale forthe Development of Injuries due to Surgical Positioning (p<0.001). Theinterrater reliability was verified using the intraclass correlation coefficient,equal to 0.99 (p<0.001).

Conclusion:: the scale is a valid and reliable tool, but further research is needed to assessits use in clinical practice.

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Mentions: The CVI calculated for all experts' answers corresponded to 0.88, with a median of 0.96.This result indicated that 88% of the experts considered the ELPO (version 1) a relevanttool to assess the patient risk for the development of injuries due to the positioning.Despite the few changes in version 1 of the ELPO, after the face and content validationphase of the scale, the authors named the scale ELPO (version 2) (Figure 1).


Assessment scale of risk for surgical positioning injuries 1
Risk assessment scale for the development of injuries due to surgicalpositioning (ELPO, version 2)
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f1: Risk assessment scale for the development of injuries due to surgicalpositioning (ELPO, version 2)
Mentions: The CVI calculated for all experts' answers corresponded to 0.88, with a median of 0.96.This result indicated that 88% of the experts considered the ELPO (version 1) a relevanttool to assess the patient risk for the development of injuries due to the positioning.Despite the few changes in version 1 of the ELPO, after the face and content validationphase of the scale, the authors named the scale ELPO (version 2) (Figure 1).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Objective:: to build and validate a scale to assess the risk of surgical positioning injuriesin adult patients.

Method:: methodological research, conducted in two phases: construction and face andcontent validation of the scale and field research, involving 115 patients.

Results:: the Risk Assessment Scale for the Development of Injuries due to SurgicalPositioning contains seven items, each of which presents five subitems. The scalescore ranges between seven and 35 points in which, the higher the score, thehigher the patient's risk. The Content Validity Index of the scale corresponded to0.88. The application of Student's t-test for equality of means revealed theconcurrent criterion validity between the scores on the Braden scale and theconstructed scale. To assess the predictive criterion validity, the associationwas tested between the presence of pain deriving from surgical positioning and thedevelopment of pressure ulcer, using the score on the Risk Assessment Scale forthe Development of Injuries due to Surgical Positioning (p<0.001). Theinterrater reliability was verified using the intraclass correlation coefficient,equal to 0.99 (p<0.001).

Conclusion:: the scale is a valid and reliable tool, but further research is needed to assessits use in clinical practice.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus