Beausang et al used a clinical score to evaluate a scar. The authors are from the University of Manchester and Withington Hospital in Manchester, England.
(1) visual analogue scale (VAS)
The visual analogue scale is anchored at excellent and poor, with the scale 6 cm in the descriptive scale. In the implementation I will use a 10 cm scale.
slight mismatch (mild)
obvious mismatch (moderate)
gross mismatch (severe)
flush with surrounding skin
slightly proud or indented
If the color shows mismatch (not perfect), then it is described as lighter or darker than the surrounding skin.
total score for graded items =
= SUM(points for the 5 graded parameters)
• minimum score: 5
• maximum score: 18
• The higher the score, the more abnormal the scar.
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