Measuring Outcomes and Experiences of Chronic Wound Patients (The WOUND-Q).
Wounds represent an important health problem and challenge to patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems alike. Wounds vary greatly in their impact on patients in terms of recovery and return to usual activities and health-related quality of life. The WOUND-Q© is a new patient-reported outcome measure developed by our team to assess wound characteristics, health-related quality of life, and experience of care and treatment in patients with all types of chronic wounds in any anatomic location.
The WOUND-Q can be licensed at http://qportfolio.org.
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