Research output

Prevalence and assessment of (infected) chronic wounds

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared

Associated researcher

  • Rondas, A. A. L. M.

Associated organisations


Rondas has examined the prevalence of chronic wounds in Dutch nursing homes. More than four in hundred nursing home residents have at least one difficult-to-heal wound. Nearly half of these wounds were bedsores (decubitus). Fewer than 25% of all chronic wounds were assessed as being infected.
Rondas’ research showed that collecting wound tissue by using a cotton swab for microbiological examination (a wound swab) is a waste of time and money. Treatment in the primary health care Kenniscentrum Wondbehandeling wound expertise centre in Venray proved not only therapeutically effective (nearly two-thirds of the patients make a full recovery), but also cost effective.

    Research areas

  • chronic wounds, clinical assessment, cost analysis


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Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Award date22 Jan 2016
Place of PublicationMaastricht
  • Maastricht University
Print ISBNs9789090294605
Publication statusPublished - 2016