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Intervention studies to reduce the prevalence and incidence of pressure sores: a literature review

Gould, Dinah, James, Trudi, Tarpey, Aideen, Kelly, Daniel M., Pattison, Dorothy and Fox, Carolyn 2000. Intervention studies to reduce the prevalence and incidence of pressure sores: a literature review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 9 (2) , pp. 163-177. 10.1046/j.1365-2702.2000.00337.x

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Abstract

· Much has been written about the prevention of pressure sores. However, electronic and manual searches located only 10 studies within the literature in the UK that described interventions able to reduce either their incidence or prevalence. · All the studies located contained serious methodological flaws. Apparent success in reducing the number or severity of pressure sores could have resulted because staff involved in data collection were aware that the study was being undertaken and thus took more interest in pressure area care. · From the review ®ndings it is apparent that there is a dearth of research evidence upon which to base practice in the sphere of pressure sore prevention and further research is urgently required.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Uncontrolled Keywords: pressure area ; pressure sore ; pressure ulcer ; prevention
Publisher: WileyBlackwell
ISSN: 0962-1067
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:55
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/13764

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