Author Contributions: Dr Reddy had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Reddy, Gill, Rochon.
Acquisition of data: Reddy, Kalkar, Wu.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Reddy, Gill, Kalkar, Wu, Anderson, Rochon.
Drafting of the manuscript: Reddy.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Gill, Kalkar, Wu, Anderson, Rochon.
Statistical analysis: Gill, Kalkar, Wu.
Obtained funding: Rochon.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Kalkar, Wu, Anderson.
Study supervision: Rochon.
Financial Disclosures: Dr Reddy reported receiving honoraria or consulting fees from Smith and Nephew, Molynlycke, and Merck. No other authors reported financial disclosures.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by Canadian Institutes of Health Research Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement grant H0A-80075. Dr Gill was supported by an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Career Scientist Award.
Role of the Sponsors: The funding organizations did not participate in the design or conduct of the study, in the collection, analysis, or interpretation of the data, or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: We thank Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC (Division of Dermatology, University of Toronto, and Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and Joyce Black, PhD, RN (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha) for their review of the manuscript. Neither Dr Sibbald nor Dr Black received any compensation for their contributions. Dr Sibbald reported being a consultant, speaker, or researcher for Smith and Nephew, 3M, ConvaTec, Molnlycke, Coloplast, Tyco, Johnson & Johnson, and KCI. Dr Black reported being a consultant for Gaymar Industries, HillRom, and Sage Products.