Tom Defloor

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Inter-rater reliability of the EPUAP pressure ulcer classification system using photographs
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 13:952-9. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Statement of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel--pressure ulcer classification: differentiation between pressure ulcers and moisture lesions
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Science Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 32:302-6; discussion 306. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Patient stories of living with a pressure ulcer
    Alison Hopkins
    East London Wound Healing Centre, Tower Hamlets PCT, London, UK
    J Adv Nurs 56:345-53. 2006
  4. pmc An ontology-based nurse call management system (oNCS) with probabilistic priority assessment
    Femke Ongenae
    Ghent University IBBT, Department of Information Technology INTEC, Gaston Crommenlaan 8, Bus 201, 9050 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:26. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Validation of pressure ulcer risk assessment scales: a critique
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 48:613-21. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint The effect of various combinations of turning and pressure reducing devices on the incidence of pressure ulcers
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Science, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 42:37-46. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Pressure ulcers: validation of two risk assessment scales
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, U Z Blok A 2oV, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 14:373-82. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint The clinical nursing competences and their complexity in Belgian general hospitals
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 56:669-78. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint How does information influence hope in family members of traumatic coma patients in intensive care unit?
    Sofie T L Verhaeghe
    Nursing Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 16:1488-97. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Systematic development and validation of a nursing intervention: the case of lifestyle adherence promotion in patients with leg ulcers
    Ann Van Hecke
    Department of Public Health Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 67:662-76. 2011

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Inter-rater reliability of the EPUAP pressure ulcer classification system using photographs
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 13:952-9. 2004
    ..The reliability of pressure ulcer classification systems has rarely been tested...
  2. ncbi request reprint Statement of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel--pressure ulcer classification: differentiation between pressure ulcers and moisture lesions
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Science Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 32:302-6; discussion 306. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Patient stories of living with a pressure ulcer
    Alison Hopkins
    East London Wound Healing Centre, Tower Hamlets PCT, London, UK
    J Adv Nurs 56:345-53. 2006
    ..This paper reports the findings of a pilot study exploring the experience of older people living with pressure ulcers...
  4. pmc An ontology-based nurse call management system (oNCS) with probabilistic priority assessment
    Femke Ongenae
    Ghent University IBBT, Department of Information Technology INTEC, Gaston Crommenlaan 8, Bus 201, 9050 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:26. 2011
    ..Additionally, the priority of a call probabilistically depends on the risk factors, assigned to a patient...
  5. ncbi request reprint Validation of pressure ulcer risk assessment scales: a critique
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 48:613-21. 2004
    ..The aim of this paper is to present critical analysis of the validation methods of pressure ulcer risk assessment scales...
  6. ncbi request reprint The effect of various combinations of turning and pressure reducing devices on the incidence of pressure ulcers
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Science, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 42:37-46. 2005
    ..Turning is considered to be an effective way of preventing pressure ulcers, however almost no research has been undertaken on this method...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pressure ulcers: validation of two risk assessment scales
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, U Z Blok A 2oV, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 14:373-82. 2005
    ..To evaluate the impact of effective preventive measures on the predictive validity of the two risk assessment scales...
  8. ncbi request reprint The clinical nursing competences and their complexity in Belgian general hospitals
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 56:669-78. 2006
    ..This paper reports a study whose aim was to chart clinical nursing competences and their complexity in Belgian general hospitals...
  9. ncbi request reprint How does information influence hope in family members of traumatic coma patients in intensive care unit?
    Sofie T L Verhaeghe
    Nursing Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 16:1488-97. 2007
    ..To assess the interplay between hope and the information provided by health care professionals...
  10. doi request reprint Systematic development and validation of a nursing intervention: the case of lifestyle adherence promotion in patients with leg ulcers
    Ann Van Hecke
    Department of Public Health Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 67:662-76. 2011
    ..To describe and discuss of the added value of systematic development and validation of nursing interventions in nursing care...
  11. ncbi request reprint Non-blanchable erythema as an indicator for the need for pressure ulcer prevention: a randomized-controlled trial
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 16:325-35. 2007
    ..To evaluate whether postponing preventive measures until non-blanchable erythema appears will actually lead to an increase in incidence of pressure ulcers (grades 2-4) when compared with the standard risk assessment method...
  12. doi request reprint Malnutrition and nutritional care practices in hospital wards for older people
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Nursing Science Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 67:736-46. 2011
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint The reliability of two observation methods of nonblanchable erythema, Grade 1 pressure ulcer
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Nursing Science, Ghent University, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Appl Nurs Res 19:156-62. 2006
    ..Educational level and years of nursing experience did not seem to influence interrater reliability...
  14. ncbi request reprint EPUAP classification system for pressure ulcers: European reliability study
    Dimitri Beeckman
    Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 60:682-91. 2007
    ..This paper is a report of a study of the inter-observer reliability of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel pressure ulcer classification system and of the differential diagnosis between moisture lesions and pressure ulcers...
  15. ncbi request reprint The focus of family members' functioning in the acute phase of traumatic coma: part two: Protecting from suffering and protecting what remains to rebuild life
    Sofie T L Verhaeghe
    Ghent University, De Pintelaan, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 19:583-9. 2010
    ..The identification and description of the basic psychological process linked with the focus of family members' functioning during the acute phase of traumatic coma...
  16. doi request reprint Adherence to leg ulcer lifestyle advice: qualitative and quantitative outcomes associated with a nurse-led intervention
    Ann Van Hecke
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Nursing Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 20:429-43. 2011
    ..Examining the (experienced) changes associated with a nursing intervention to enhance adherence to leg ulcer lifestyle advice...
  17. doi request reprint Processes underlying adherence to leg ulcer treatment: a qualitative field study
    Ann Van Hecke
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Nursing Science, Ghent University, U Z Blok A 2 v, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:145-55. 2011
    ..Non-adherence to leg ulcer regimen is a major problem. Reasons for non-adherent behaviour are not fully understood. Literature about processes underlying adherence in leg ulcer patients is scarce...
  18. ncbi request reprint The focus of family members' functioning in the acute phase of traumatic coma: part one: The initial battle and protecting life
    Sofie T L Verhaeghe
    Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 19:574-82. 2010
    ..The identification and description of the basic psychological process linked with the focus of family members' functioning during the acute phase of traumatic coma...
  19. doi request reprint Pressure ulcers and incontinence-associated dermatitis: effectiveness of the Pressure Ulcer Classification education tool on classification by nurses
    Dimitri Beeckman
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e3. 2010
    ..Incorrect classification and differentiation result in incorrect prevention and treatment. Education is important to spread evidence-based insights about this topic and to improve classification skills...
  20. ncbi request reprint Alternating pressure air mattresses as prevention for pressure ulcers: a literature review
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Int J Nurs Stud 45:784-801. 2008
    ..The purpose of this paper is to examine and synthesise the literature on alternating pressure air mattresses (APAMs) as a preventive measure for pressure ulcers...
  21. doi request reprint Prevention and treatment of incontinence-associated dermatitis: literature review
    Dimitri Beeckman
    Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 65:1141-54. 2009
    ..This paper is a report of a review conducted to describe the current evidence about the prevention and treatment of incontinence-associated dermatitis and to formulate recommendations for clinical practice and research...
  22. doi request reprint Development and psychometric evaluation of an instrument to assess venous leg ulcer lifestyle knowledge among nurses
    Ann Van Hecke
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Nursing Science, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 67:2574-85. 2011
    ..Development and psychometric testing of an instrument to assess venous leg ulcer lifestyle knowledge...
  23. ncbi request reprint The identification of older nursing home residents vulnerable for deterioration of grade 1 pressure ulcers
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 18:3050-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to identify prognostic factors associated with the development of pressure ulcer lesions (grade 2-4) in nursing home patients with non-blanchable erythema...
  24. doi request reprint Guidelines for the management of venous leg ulcers: a gap analysis
    Ann Van Hecke
    Department of Public Health Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:812-22. 2008
    ..Seven guidelines were critically appraised...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of two cushions in the prevention of heel pressure ulcers
    Alexander Heyneman
    Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 6:114-20. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of two cushions in the prevention of heel pressure ulcers in a geriatric population...
  26. ncbi request reprint Reliability of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel classification system
    Tom Defloor
    Nursing Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 54:189-98. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Stress and coping among families of patients with traumatic brain injury: a review of the literature
    Sofie Verhaeghe
    Nursing Science, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 14:1004-12. 2005
    ..The stress-coping theory and the systems theory provide the theoretical framework for this review...
  28. doi request reprint Malnutrition and associated factors in elderly hospital patients: a Belgian cross-sectional, multi-centre study
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Clin Nutr 29:469-76. 2010
    ..This study aimed to obtain insight into the prevalence of malnutrition in Belgian elderly hospital wards and to identify factors associated with the malnutrition prevalence...
  29. doi request reprint Pressure ulcers: knowledge and attitude of nurses and nursing assistants in Belgian nursing homes
    Liesbet Demarré
    Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 21:1425-34. 2012
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Knowledge and attitudes of nurses on pressure ulcer prevention: a cross-sectional multicenter study in Belgian hospitals
    Dimitri Beeckman
    Researcher, Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 8:166-76. 2011
    ..However, nonadherence to these guidelines is frequently reported. Negative attitudes and lack of knowledge may act as barriers to using guidelines in clinical practice...
  31. doi request reprint Assessing the adequacy of pressure ulcer prevention in hospitals: a nationwide prevalence survey
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, UZ Blok A 2nd floor, De Pintelaan 185, Gent 9000, Belgium
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:260-7. 2011
    ..No large-scale data, based on direct patient observations, are available regarding the pressure ulcer preventive interventions used in hospitals...
  32. doi request reprint A review of why patients with leg ulcers do not adhere to treatment
    Ann Van Hecke
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Nursing Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 18:337-49. 2009
    ..To provide an overview of what is known thus far about reasons for and determinants of non-adherent behaviour...
  33. ncbi request reprint The process and the meaning of hope for family members of traumatic coma patients in intensive care
    Sofie T L Verhaeghe
    Ghent University, Belgium
    Qual Health Res 17:730-43. 2007
    ..Family members were found to protect themselves against false or unjustified hope by seeking valid information. They alternate their moments of despair, and in their interactions they respect each other's hope...
  34. doi request reprint How evidence-based is venous leg ulcer care? A survey in community settings
    Ann Van Hecke
    Department of Public Health Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 65:337-47. 2009
    ..This paper is a report of a study to describe venous leg ulcer care regarding compression, pain management and lifestyle advice in community settings and to identify factors that predict the provision of lifestyle advice by nurses...
  35. ncbi request reprint Pressure ulcer prevalence in Europe: a pilot study
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:227-35. 2007
    ..This study aimed to develop and pilot a uniform data collection instrument and methodology to measure the pressure ulcer prevalence and to get some insight into pressure ulcer prevalence across different patient groups in Europe...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of turning with unequal time intervals on the incidence of pressure ulcer lesions
    K Vanderwee
    Epidemiology and Statistics, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Adv Nurs 57:59-68. 2007
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint The needs and experiences of family members of adult patients in an intensive care unit: a review of the literature
    Sofie Verhaeghe
    Nursing Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 14:501-9. 2005
    ..Qualitative as well as quantitative studies are discussed...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an alternating pressure air mattress for the prevention of pressure ulcers
    Katrien Vanderwee
    Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent
    Age Ageing 34:261-7. 2005
    ..studies of the effectiveness of alternating pressure air mattresses (APAMs) for the prevention of pressure ulcers are scarce and in conflict...
  39. doi request reprint A systematic review of the use of hydrocolloids in the treatment of pressure ulcers
    Alexander Heyneman
    Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 17:1164-73. 2008
    ..The aim of this systematic literature review was to describe the current evidence in the field of pressure ulcer treatment with hydrocolloids and to give recommendations for clinical practice and further research...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pressure ulcers: e-learning to improve classification by nurses and nursing students
    Dimitri Beeckman
    Nursing Science, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 17:1697-707. 2008
    ..To detect problems when classifying pressure ulcers and to examine whether an e-learning program is able to increase the classification skills of qualified nurses and nursing students...
  41. ncbi request reprint Interventions to enhance patient compliance with leg ulcer treatment: a review of the literature
    Ann Van Hecke
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Nursing Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 17:29-39. 2008
    ..Studies on compliance-enhancing interventions and the effectiveness of these interventions in patients with venous leg ulceration were reviewed...
  42. ncbi request reprint The effect of an information brochure on patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy: a randomized controlled study
    Florence J van Zuuren
    University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 64:173-82. 2006
    ..The information provided was based on self-regulation theory, and patients could restrict themselves to reading the summary only...
  43. ncbi request reprint Pressure ulcer prevention in homecare: do Dutch homecare agencies have an evidence-based pressure ulcer protocol?
    Lidice M Chaves
    University of Utrecht, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 33:273-80. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the availability and quality of protocols for pressure ulcer prevention in homecare agencies in the Netherlands...
  44. ncbi request reprint Incidence of pressure ulcers due to surgery
    Lisette Schoonhoven
    Julius Centre for General Practice and Patient Oriented Research, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Nurs 11:479-87. 2002
    ..Pressure ulcer development during a surgical procedure is a serious problem. Therefore, preventive measures should be taken during surgery and the first few days afterwards, until the patient is able to mobilize independently...
  45. ncbi request reprint The experience of living with a pressure ulcer
    Sue Bale
    Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, Cwmbran, South Wales
    Nurs Times 103:42-3. 2007
    ..The researchers were surprised to find how significant pain associated with the pressure ulcer was to patients or the impact it had on their lives. All quotes from the participants are taken from Hopkins et al (2006)...
  46. doi request reprint Adherence to pressure ulcer prevention guidelines in home care: a survey of current practice
    Louis Paquay
    Wit Gele Kruis van Vlaanderen, Brussels and Department of General Practice, KU Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Nurs 17:627-36. 2008
    ..To investigate the pressure ulcer prevalence in home nursing patients and to evaluate guideline adherence of measures for the prevention of pressure ulcers and the participation of informal carers in pressure ulcer prevention...