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Modified TIME-H: a simplified scoring system for chronic wound management


Lim, K and Free, B and Sinha, S, Modified TIME-H: a simplified scoring system for chronic wound management, Journal of Wound Care, 24, (9) pp. 415-419. ISSN 0969-0700 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.12968/jowc.2015.24.9.415


Objective: Chronic wound assessment requires a systematic approach in order to guide management and improve prognostication. Following a pilot study using the original TIME-H scoring system in chronic wound management, modifications were suggested leading to the development of the Modified TIME-H scoring system. This study investigates the feasibility and reliability of chronic wound prognostication applying the Modified TIME-H score.

Method: Patients referred to the hospital's outpatient wound clinic over a 9-month period were categorised into one of three predicted outcome categories based on their Modified TIME-H score.

Results: This study shows a higher proportion of patients in the certain healing category achieved healed wounds, with a higher rate of reduction in wound size, when compared with the other categories. The three categories defined in this study are certain healing, uncertain healing and difficult healing.

Conclusion: The Modified TIME-H score could be a useful tool for assessment, patient-centred management and prognostication of chronic wounds in clinical practice and requires further validation from other institutions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:TIME-H, chronic wounds, wound bed preparation, wound healing
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Surgery
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Treatment of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Sinha, S (Professor Sankar Sinha)
ID Code:106199
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2016-02-02
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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