Table 1 : Research papers selected by the search.


Study Scars Sample size Assessment Tool Reliability (ICC)
Intra-rater Inter-rater

Ferriero et al., 2010 [14] Orthopedic surgery 25 Adheremeter >0.96 >0.87
Rennekampff et al., 2006 [15] Skin grafting 33 Cutometer N/A N/A
Lau et al., 2005 [16] Miscellaneous conditions 100 TUPS >.98 0.84
Truong et al., 2005 [17] Breast cancer surgery 212 VSS N/A 0.78
Van de Kar et al., 2005 [18] Surgery 100 POSAS 0.94 0.88
Van der Wal et al., 2014 [19] Miscellaneous conditions 1070 POSAS N/A N/A

ICC: Intra-class correlation coefficient; TUPS: Tissue Ultrasound Palpation System; VSS: Vancouver Scar Scale; POSAS: Patient and Observer
Scar Assessment Scale

Ferriero et al.Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation  2015 2:2DOI : 10.7243/2055-2386-2-2