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Table 5 Patient-Observer-Scar-Assessment-Scale (POSAS) of 50 adult and 50 paediatric patients (children) at 3 months follow-up after cutaneous wound closure with Novosyn® Quick

From: Prospective international multicenter observational study of Novosyn® Quick for skin closures in adults and children (SKINNOQ)

  Adults (N = 49a) Children (N = 50) P
POSAS Observer Parameter (score 1–10, best-worst)
 Vascularity 1.82 (1–4) 1.76 (1–5) 0.7357
 Pigmentation 2.29 (1–5) 2.04 (1–7) 0.3494
 Thickness 2.00 (1–5) 1.68 (1–9) 0.2049
 Relief 1.96 (1–5) 1.66 (1–7) 0.2202
 Pliability 1.82 (1–5) 1.42 (1–3) 0.0340
 Surface Area 1.78 (1–5) 1.48 (1–5) 0.1489
 Overall opinion 1.92 (1–5) 1.48 (1–3) 0.0131
 POSAS total score (6–60, best-worst) 11.65 (6–28) 10.04 (6–29) 0.1403
POSAS Patient Question (score 1–10, best-worst)
 Has the scar been painful the past few weeks? 1.78 (1–8) 1.04 (1–3) 0.0004
 Has the scar been itching the past few weeks? 2.06 (1–8) 1.00 (1–1) 0.0002
 Is the color different from the color of your normal skin at present? 3.22 (1–9) 3.54 (1–10) 0.5140
 Is the stiffness of the scar different from your normal skin at present? 2.45 (1–7) 1.80 (1–10) 0.0551
 Is the thickness of the scar different from your normal skin at present? 2.37 (1–7) 1.56 (1–5) 0.0044
 Is your scar more irregular than your normal skin at present? 2.06 (1–8) 1.66 (1–5) 0.1258
 What is your overall opinion of the scar compared to normal skin? 2.08 (1–6) 1.86 (1–5) 0.3536
 POSAS total score (6–60, best-worst) 13.94 (6–38) 10.6 (6–28) 0.0102
  1. data are mean (range); N = numbers; bold numbers represent P values < 0.05; a49 of 50 patients in the adults group underwent scar assessment at 3 months follow-up; for 1 patient scar assessment data were missing due to postoperative suture removal because of a subcutaneous haematoma