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Table 2 Main eligibility criteria (inclusion and exclusion criteria)

From: Pilot randomised controlled trial of protective socks against usual care to reduce skin tears in high risk people “STOPCUTS”: study protocol

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Resident in a care home or living in the community and at high risk of skin tears. Not competent to give informed consent in the opinion of the recruiting nurse.
Aged 65 years or older. Bedbound.
Ambulatory and/or wheelchair user able to take part in daily activities within a care home or in the community. Being treated for current lacerations or ulcers on their legs.
  Participant likely to use graduated compression stockings or similar during the intervention period.