Appearance scales to measure cosmetic outcomes of healed lacerations.

  title={Appearance scales to measure cosmetic outcomes of healed lacerations.},
  author={James Victor Quinn and A E Drzewiecki and Ian G Stiell and Thomas Elmslie},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={13 2},
To develop an appearance scale that will allow the objective and scientific comparison of the cosmetic results of healed lacerations, 33 photographs of healed lacerations and incisions with variable cosmetic results were shown to four plastic surgeons. These plastic surgeons were asked to independently rate the photographs on two separate occasions using two scales, a Visual Analogue Scale and a Categorical Scale. Interobserver and intraobserver agreement were determined for each scale… CONTINUE READING