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Construct Validity of the Moisture Subscale of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk

Omolayo, Tolulope MSN, RN; Brown, Kilty BSN, RN; Rapp, Mary Pat PhD, RN; Li, Jing PhD, MS; Barrett, Ryan BS; Horn, Susan PhD; Bergstrom, Nancy PhD, RN, FAAN

Advances in Skin & Wound Care: March 2013 - Volume 26 - Issue 3 - p 122–127
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000427921.74379.c5
Features: Original Investigations

ABSTRACT In this study, the construct validity of the moisture subscale of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk is partially supported by the significant inverse relationships between moisture subscale scores, the number of wet observations and soiled observations, brief changes, and differences among the moisture subscale score groups.

In this study, the construct validity of the moisture subscale of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk is partially supported by the significant inverse relationships between moisture subscale scores, the number of wet observations and soiled observations, brief changes, and differences among the moisture subscale score groups.

Tolulope Omolayo, MSN, RN, is a graduate student; Kilty Brown, BSN, RN, is an undergraduate honors student; Mary Pat Rapp, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor for Clinical Nursing; and Jing Li, PhD, MS, is a research associate; all at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing, Houston, Texas. Ryan Barrett, BS, is a Project Manager and Analyst; and Susan Horn, PhD, is a Senior Scientist, International Severity Information Systems/Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research, Salt Lake City, Utah. Nancy Bergstrom, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Theodore J. and Mary E. Trumble Professor of Aging Research Director, Center on Aging, Interim Associate Dean of Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing, Houston, Texas. Ms Omolayo, Ms Brown, Dr Rapp, Dr Li, Mr Barrett, and Dr Horn have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. Financial support for this article was provided by the National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute on Aging Funding 5R01NR09680, ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00665535.

Acknowledgment: The TURN Study Team thanks the residents and nursing staff who participated in this study.

Submitted January 17, 2012; accepted in revised form June 11, 2012.

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