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The prevalence and prevention of pressure ulcers: A multicenter study of nine nursing homes in eastern China.

Authors
  • Wei, Min1
  • Yang, Dongliang2
  • Chen, Lu3
  • Wu, Ling4
  • Jiang, Qixia5
  • Niu, Niu6
  • Yang, Ting7
  • 1 Wound Care Center, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, the Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. , (China)
  • 2 Cangzhou Medical College, Cangzhou, Hebei, China. , (China)
  • 3 Nursing Department Office, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, the Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. , (China)
  • 4 Wound Care Center, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, the Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address: [email protected] , (China)
  • 5 Wound Care Center of Outpatient Department, Jinglin Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address: [email protected] , (China)
  • 6 Department of General Surgery, Jiangsu Cancer Hospital & Jiangsu Institute of Cancer Research & The Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. , (China)
  • 7 Jiangsu College of Nursing, Huaian, Jiangsu, China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of tissue viability
Publication Date
Aug 11, 2020
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtv.2020.07.005
PMID: 33139158
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
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Abstract

To assess the prevalence, related factors, and strategies for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers (PUs) in nursing homes in eastern China. In this cross-sectional multicenter survey, assessments of 1158 residents in nine nursing homes in eastern China were conducted on a single day in August of 2019. Of the 1158 residents, 56 (4.8%) had at least one PU. Most of the identified PUs were classified as stage 3 (39.3%) and developed at home (55.4%). By multiple regression analysis, eating mode, bed-bound, and Braden score were significant association with the development of PUs in nursing homes. The prevalence of PUs in this study was similar to that reported by previous international studies. The implementation of measures for the prevention and treatment of PUs is insufficient in nursing homes in eastern China. Further, this study raised the issue of the lack of measures to prevent the development of PUs at home. Copyright © 2020 Tissue Viability Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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