# of studies reporting psychometric properties: 1
- Differentiation between the grade descriptors depends on clinical identification of the tissues. Differentiation requires not only observing the wound bed, but also having sufficient knowledge to distinguish the different tissue layers.
- The higher the grade of the ulcer, the greater the severity of the ulcer.
- Published data for the SCI population is available for comparison (see Interpretability section of the Study Details sheet).
MCID: not established in SCI
SEM: not established in SCI
MDC: not established in SCI
No values were reported for the reliability of the Stirling’s Ulcer Severity Scale for the SCI population.
- When the scales were treated as continuous variables, there were significant and low correlations between the Stirling scores and both the Norton (Spearman’s r = -0.28) and the Waterlow scores (Spearman’s r = 0.38), but not the Braden scores.
- When the scales were treated as categorical variables (at risk, high risk, very high risk), only the Waterlow scores were significantly correlated to the Stirling scores (Spearman’s r = 0.32).
No values were reported for the responsiveness of the Stirling’s Ulcer Severity Scale for the SCI population.
No values were reported for the presence of floor/ceiling effects in the Stirling’s Ulcer Severity Scale for the SCI population.
Dr. Vanessa Noonan, Marzena Zhou, Risa Fox
Date Last Updated
3 August 2020