Chronic diseases

Decubitus (bedsores)


LASA116
LASA159

Contact: Dorly Deeg

Background
In wave B, the presence of decubitus (bedsores) was asked in the self-administered questionnaire and during the medical interview. Moreover, during the medical interview decubitus was also determined by observations / examinations by the medical interviewer.

Measurement instruments in LASA
In LASA159 (medical interview) the following questions were asked (question 3 involves an examination by the medical interviewer).
- Do you have bedsores? Possible answers: yes; no
- (if yes) Where are these bedsores located? Possible answers: heel; ankle; hip; buttocks; other
- (in case of bedsores) During physical examination, it is determined whether the wounds are indeed bedsores. For the most severe wound,  the interviewer determines the stage of development.

Possible answers: no decubitus; stage 1: local non-blanchable redness and/or cyanosis of the skin; stage 2: blister development; stage 3: full thickness tissue loss; stage 4: full thickness tissue loss resulting in exposure of muscles, bone, blackening of skin, or pus.
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Did you have bedsores during the past 12 months? Possible answers: no; yes
- (if yes)
How often? (.. times)
- (if  R has bedsores and is not living in a nursing home:) Who is treating your bedsores? Possible answers: myself; partner; other family; district nurse; practitioner; medical specialist; other
- (if  R has bedsores and is living in a nursing home:)
Who is treating your bedsores? Possible answers: myself; partner; other family; nurse/nursing assistant; nursing home doctor; medical specialist; other

In LASA116 (self-administered questionnaire) the following questions were asked.


Questionnaires
LASAB116 (self-administered questionnaire, in Dutch);
LASAB159 (medical interview, in Dutch)

Variable information
LASAB116
(pdf)

LASAB159
(pdf)

Availability of information per wave 1  

 

B

C

D

E


2B*

F

G

H



3B*

MB*

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Decubitus
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Sa
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1 More information about the LASA data collection waves is available here.

 * 2B=baseline second cohort;
    3B=baseline third cohort;
    MB=migrants: baseline first cohort

Me=data collected in medical interview;
Sa=data collected in self-administered questionnaire

Previous use in LASA
So far, these questions have not been addressed in LASA articles.