Decubitus (bedsores)

Decubitus (bedsores)

LASA filenames:
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.
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.

– Do you have bedsores at the moment? Possible answers: no; yes, less than 2 weeks; yes, more than 2 weeks but less than 3 months; yes, already more than 3 months
– (if yes)
Are you being treated to prevent the onset of bedsores? Possible answers: no; yes

Questionnaires

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

Variable information

LASAB116
(pdf);

LASAB159
(pdf)

Availability of information per wave
1

 BCDE
2B*
FGH

3B*
MB*IJK*
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;
K=future wave 2021-2022

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.

Date of last update: April, 2020