OPEN Research Support

PhD student
Lotte Poulsen
Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital

Projekt styring
Projekt status    Sampling ongoing
Data indsamlingsdatoer
Start 25.05.2018  
Slut 01.06.2023  

The WOUND-Q: Phase 2 study

Short summary

Fieldtest of a patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument for chronic wound patients (the WOUND-Q). 


Each year, millions of individuals require treatment for chronic wounds. 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 (HRQL). Currently, there is scope to develop a comprehensive patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument for chronic wounds to measure outcomes and experiences of wound care. A PRO instrument is needed because outcomes, such as how a patient feels and functions, are concepts of interest (COI) best assessed by the patient. Patients also have important things to say about their experience of wound care. Such information can serve as quality metrics. 

The overall objective of our study is field-testing to complete the development of a new PRO instrument for chronic wounds, i.e., the WOUND-Q. Further on supplementary psychometric analyses (e.g., scale responsiveness to clinical change) and further results studies can be examined.

Description of the cohort

All patients referred with chronic wounds. 

Data and biological material

PRO data (questionnaire data)

Collaborating researchers and departments

Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital

  • Professor Jens Ahm Sørensen

Department of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston US

  • Professor Andrea Pusic

Department of Pediatrics, Mc Master University, Hamilton Canada

  • Professor Anne Klassen

Publications associated with the project

We plan to publish both field-test and result studies as part of the international collaboration.