Journal article

The "self-treatment of wounds for venous leg ulcers checklist" (STOW-V Checklist V1.0): Part 2-The reliability of the Checklist

Suzanne Kapp, Roshani Prematunga, Nick Santamaria

INTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

The "Self-Treatment of Wounds for Venous Leg Ulcers Checklist" (STOW-V Checklist V1.0) is an evidence-based, standardised tool designed to assist nurses to appraise the conduct of wound treatment when undertaken by patients who have venous leg ulcers. A prospective reliability study was conducted to determine the reliability of the STOW-V Checklist V1.0. Video-recordings of patients who self-treated their leg ulcer were obtained (n = 5) and nurses (n = 15) viewed each video-recording three times and concurrently completed the Checklist. Internal consistency, inter-rater reliability and intra-rater reliability were evaluated. Cronbach's alpha for items in the Checklist was 0.792, 0.791 and 0...

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