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Therapists' roles in pressure ulcer management in persons with spinal cord injury.

Authors
  • Guihan, Marylou
  • Hastings, Jennifer
  • Garber, Susan L
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of spinal cord medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
32
Issue
5
Pages
560–567
Identifiers
PMID: 20025152
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Results indicate that centers may delegate responsibilities for management of ulcers differentially by discipline. A limitation was that we were unable to determine whether these centers were the same or different for OT and PT respondents. Although sample size was small and some sites had multiple respondents, the survey showed a growing role for OTs and PTs in PrU treatment. Because 75% of each discipline reported that there were usual practices, including patient education and remobilization protocols, this area requires further study to determine the clinical outcomes in terms of preventing PrUs and recurrence.

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