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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000437641.22278.67
Features: Original Investigations

The Relationship Between Pressure Ulcer Prevalence, Body Mass Index, and Braden Scales and Subscales: A Further Analysis

Pokorny, Marie E. PhD, MSN; Rose, Mary Ann EdD, MSN; Watkins, Frank RN, CCRC; Swanson, Melvin PhD; Kirkpatrick, Mary K. EdD, MSN; Wu, Qiang PhD

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether any of the Braden subscales were more strongly related to pressure ulcer occurrence than the Braden total score in obese and nonobese hospitalized patients. The authors investigated whether defining high risk for the total Braden score of 16 or less was associated with pressure ulcer occurrence.

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