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Hammocking: the effect of cushion covers on interface pressure measurements.

Authors
  • Crawford, S A
  • Walsh, D M
  • Porter-Armstrong, A P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Disability and rehabilitation. Assistive technology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
1
Issue
1-2
Pages
141–144
Identifiers
PMID: 19256177
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Contrary to the belief that the process of hammocking may create surface tension within the cushion covers, which in turn may adversely affect the cushions ability to reduce interface pressure, the cushions tested in the current study did not show significantly lower interface pressure measurements with the covers removed. Therefore the covers did not adversely affect the cushion's ability to reduce interface pressure. The findings of this study require verification with disabled clients.

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