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Table 3 Reported skin tear injuries

From: Pilot parallel randomised controlled trial of protective socks against usual care to reduce skin tears in high risk people: ‘STOPCUTS’

Participant number Age Sex Tear Allocation Care home resident Date randomised Time to injury (days) Date of injury Time of injury Cause of injury Wound surface area (cm2) STAR grading PAYNE-MARTIN grading Wearing on legs at time of injury Time taken to heal (days)
16 87 M 1 Socks Y 14/11/13 8 22/11/13 20:50:00 Fall 1.1 1a Ia Nothing 17
32 91 M 1 Socks Y 08/04/14 95 12/07/14 19:20:00 On Zimmer frame transferring from chair to bed 1.4 1b Ia Trousers, non-intervention Socks 10
*41 99 F 1 Socks Y 01/05/14 45 15/06/14 15:00:00 Unknown cause. Could not remember injury 3.6 2b IIb Not known 26
64 87 F 1 Socks Y 02/07/14 39 10/08/14 01:00:00 Fell out of bed 3.1 2b IIa Non-intervention socks 32
62 68 M 1 Socks N 17/06/14 12 29/06/14 01:00:00 Knocked R leg on door frame 0.31 1a Ia Nothing 8
65 73 F 1 Socks N 03/07/14 32 04/08/14 Unknown Overnight 2 2b IIa Nothing 24
79 86 M 1 Socks N 04/08/14 46 19/09/14 Unknown Penetrating wound 0.2 NK NK NK 63
79 86 M 2 Socks N 04/08/14 72 15/10/14 15:00:00 Dropped a heavy loaded crate against leg 0.31 3 III Trousers 36
*85 81 F 1 Socks N 17/09/14 39 26/10/14 13:00:00 Brambles in garden dragged against leg 4 1a Ib Intervention socks 31
*85 81 F 2 Socks N 17/09/14 43 30/10/14 09:00:00 Knocked L shin against plant pot in garden 1.6 2b IIb Trousers and intervention socks 27
29 92 M 1 Usual care Y 31/03/14 58 28/05/14 Unknown Unknown cause. Could not remember injury 0.55 3 III Not known 12
30 98 M 1 Usual care Y 03/04/14 25 28/04/14 Unknown Knock to leg 2 1a Ib Trousers 17
46 86 M 1 Usual care Y 08/05/14 1 09/05/14 18:30:00 Fall on transfer from chair to bed 0.8 1b Ib Trousers 18
46 86 M 2 Usual care Y 08/05/14 87 03/08/14 11:30:00 Fall 6.1 2a IIa Trousers 23
47 94 F 1 Usual care Y 12/05/14 1 13/05/14 11:45:00 Unknown cause. Could not remember injury 6.4 2b IIb Trousers 27
47 94 F 2 Usual care Y 12/05/14 107 27/08/14 15:30:00 Whilst using bathroom 2.2 1b Ia Non-intervention socks 13
47 94 F 3 Usual care Y 12/05/14 108 28/08/14 10:00:00 Unknown cause. Could not remember injury 1.2 2b IIa Non-intervention socks 12
75 86 F 1 Usual care Y 24/07/14 12 05/08/14 15:00:00 Knocked leg on edge of sharp object. Refused tracing. Unknown 1b Ib Nothing 180
55 73 F 1 Usual care N 10/06/14 83 01/09/14 08:30:00 Fell on slippery surface 0.32 3 III Trousers 15
55 73 F 2 Usual care N 10/06/14 106 24/09/14 14:00:00 Dropped a cardboard box against leg 0.4 2b Ib Trousers 36
57 88 M 1 Usual care N 12/06/14 100 20/09/14 14:00:00 Caught R shin on edge of a door 0.5 3 III Shorts 20
59 82 M 1 Usual care N 17/06/14 31 18/07/14 Unknown Knocked leg in garden 0.5 2a III Trousers 10
70 83 M 1 Usual care N 14/07/14 6 20/07/14 Unknown Fingernails on pulling up socks 2.2 2a IIa Nothing 24
70 83 M 2 Usual care N 14/07/14 32 15/08/14 11:35:00 On wine rack whilst walking past 2 2a IIa Nothing 11
70 83 M 3 Usual care N 14/07/14 46 29/08/14 09:30:00 Brushed against bed frame 2.8 2b IIa Nothing 17
70 83 M 4 Usual care N 14/07/14 46 29/08/14 15:30:00 Whilst mowing lawn 2.6 2b IIa Non-intervention socks 17
70 83 M 5 Usual care N 14/07/14 54 06/09/14 15:00:00 Knocked leg whilst gardening 1.9 2b IIa Trousers 13
70 83 M 6 Usual care N 14/07/14 59 11/09/14 02:30:00 In bed pulling sheets over self 2.75 3 III Nothing 20
70 83 M 7 Usual care N 14/07/14 65 17/09/14 15:00:00 Fell in garden 15.5 2b IIa Shorts 29
70 83 M 8 Usual care N 14/07/14 65 17/09/14 15:00:00 Fell in garden 33.1 3 III Shorts 29
89 71 F 1 Usual care N 01/10/14 63 03/12/14 11:00:00 Knocked leg on edge of recycling bin 1.3 1a Ib Trousers 14
  1. *Participant was definitely wearing intervention socks at the time of injury