liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Pressure ulcer risk factors in patients undergoing surgery
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nursing Science.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nursing Science.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nursing Science.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Nursing Science. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Department of Acute Internal Medicine.
2005 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, Vol. 50, no 6, 605-612 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim. This paper reports a study to identify risk factors associated with pressure ulcer development among a mixed group of adult patients undergoing surgery. Background. Few studies have been carried out with patients undergoing surgery to assess the risk of pressure ulcer development, and so there is a little knowledge of the risk factors for this group. However, studies among non-surgical patients have shown that nutritional predictors such as low serum albumin level and low body mass index (BMI) are of great importance. An additional predictive factor may be low blood pressure. It is important to study these predictors further among patients undergoing surgery, using techniques such as multiple regression techniques, designed to identify the most important predictors for pressure ulcer development. Methods. A prospective comparative study was carried out in 1996-1998 with 286 adult patients undergoing surgical treatment. The data were collected from patient records by Registered Nurses preoperatively, for seven days postoperatively and thereafter once a week for up to 12 weeks. Perioperative data were also collected. The Risk Assessment Pressure Sore Scale was used, and data were collected on general physical condition, activity, mobility, moisture, food intake, fluid intake, sensory perception, friction and shear, body temperature and serum albumin. Results. Forty-one (14.3%) patients developed pressure ulcers during the observation period. The most common type was non-blanchable erythema. Those who developed pressure ulcers were significantly older, weighed less, and had a lower BMI and serum albumin. More women than men developed pressure ulcers. Risk factors identified in multiple stepwise regression analyses were female gender, American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) status or New York Heart Association (NYHA) status and food-intake. Conclusion. Special attention, with regard to risk of pressure ulcer development, should be paid to patients undergoing surgery who have low ASA or NYHA scores, low food intake and/or are women. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 50, no 6, 605-612 p.
Keyword [en]
nursing, pressure ulcers, risk assessment, Risk Assessment Pressure Sore Scale, risk factors, surgery
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-28861DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2005.03441.xLocal ID: 14054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-28861DiVA: diva2:249673
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2011-01-12

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Lindgren, MargaretaUnosson, MitraKrantz, Ann-MargretEk, Anna-Christina

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lindgren, MargaretaUnosson, MitraKrantz, Ann-MargretEk, Anna-Christina
By organisation
Faculty of Health SciencesNursing ScienceDepartment of Acute Internal Medicine
In the same journal
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 80 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf