Predictors of Beagley-Gibson skin cast grade in older adults.

  title={Predictors of Beagley-Gibson skin cast grade in older adults.},
  author={M J W Thompson and Dawn Aitken and Ingrid van der Mei and Petr Otahal and Jody Cicolini and Tania M Winzenberg and Graeme Jones},
  journal={Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging},
  volume={23 2},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Beagley-Gibson (BG) grading system utilizes microtopographical skin changes to generate an individualized, objective estimate of cumulative, lifetime ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure. However, predictors of BG grade are ill-defined, particularly in older populations. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe the factors associated with skin damage as measured by the BG method in 835 community-dwelling older adults. METHODS Study participants aged 53… CONTINUE READING